Being Gobled... ie, Begobled
by, 03-08-2014 at 09:10 AM (614 Views)
Good morning all,
I have followed this site for months and have utilized many tips from it (particularly budgeting!) This morning, I decided to register and am so glad that I did! I had no idea the benefits of being a registered member were so great!
So, to introduce myself a bit:
I was married four years ago to my wonderful husband. We were high school friends, becoming best friends in college. We married 6 months after I graduated with my bachelor's degree in respiratory care. I was a very corporate career minded person and my sweet husband who loves the natural beauties of the world (hunting, fishing, gardening) and would rather die than live in a subdivision, supported my aspirations. I became a respiratory therapist and focused much energy on advancing my knowledge and myself in my position. I have LOVED my career!
Alas, the seasons of life change. Throughout our marriage, my hubby and I have had an increasing interest in homesteading and living a more self sufficient lifestyle. So, after three years of marriage and buying a home, we made the decision to move closer to his family and "pick up" the traditions that created the farmhouse his mother has owned for years.
I am surrounded more closely by his wonderful family, who have many the same aspirations as we do. His mom purchased this home from the descendants of the original family who owned it. Our goal is to eventually live a life more similar to the original owners: less television, more family get togethers on the porch; less processed food, more home cooked meals; less dependence on corporations to provide, more leaning on one another to attain what we need; and ultimately more time and energy devoted to raising and loving a new generation, with the arrival of our daughter. I sincerely hope that I am able to share our trials and triumphs in this new life. I did live "the best of both," working in the city and coming home to our country home (oh the joys of crossing the bridge into our county!) I recently resigned from my full time healthcare position in hopes of finding something part time. It is amazing how children change your perspective so quickly and wholly! In the meantime, I plan to enjoy more time with my family, friends and home, enjoying my "mommy" and homemaker role. I love experimenting with recipes (food, cleaners, and beauty), finding inexpensive organization methods, spending time with the animals (cows, chickens, ducks, and dogs!) and writing. What an exciting time!
Thus, I have gone from a very corporately career minded person to an at least part time homemaker (which is certainly a career of its own!) on a homestead in progress, in the matter of five years! I attribute this all to my wonderful husband, who has always enjoyed a "homesteading" and self sufficient mindset, but supported me fully in my career dreams. I had no idea how much I would love this lifestyle and being surrounded by such a wonderful extended family, and thus I am thoroughly begobled.