Rhonda Jean at Down To Earth posted an answer to a question a reader asked about "How to live like her?" As I read her post I realized she says everything I have wanted to say, but couldn't express it. Sort of sad for someone who wants to write, but I think a lot of it has to do with judgment. I am somewhat worried my friends will find me mad and chide me for not continuing looking for a paying job. I do in a sense, I am writing to submit to contests, massaging clients when I can and still trying to get Lia Sophia off the ground, though I think that one is going to crash and burn.
My reality has changed over the time I have been job hunting. We have become home owners and I have been writing much more. The idea of working in an office no longer appeals to me, but I do miss the camaraderie, but I get that on Jezebel and Facebook.
Here is what she wrote that struck a chord with me:
"There was a part of me that wanted to create so I knew knitting, sewing and writing would be part of my future. I wanted to give up work and be free to build a little homestead in my backyard where the sun ripened fruit and vegetables, rain collected from our roof filled rain tanks and where chickens and bees reminded me everyday that I was part of a natural world, not a corporate one."
Granted we have no chickens or bees, but the idea is there. Please read her full post as it is wonderfully well done and speaks volumes about where I want to go in life.