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The buzz and hum of computers, the fluorescent lighting and all of the things that go along with an office are almost palpable. You have the co-worker who is too loud and a climate that is either too cold or too hot.
It is in this strange, artificial environment that the seeds of homesteading are sewn.
“There has to be a better way.”
Its a call that comes from the soul. Some people answer that call and they begin looking for that better way. For a long time people have been trapped in the cubicle lifestyle but they are now starting to see how much better their lives can be if they start down a path towards self-sufficiency.
We have all heard or read the triumphant story of the person who leaves their job to chase their dream. Maybe that dream is a homestead. For many its just that.
Of course, that scene is glorious but what happens after, is the homestead always the final answer? Is the homestead the miracle that saves all? What happens when homesteading comes to and end.
Some people go this route. Some people, even after all of the work, abandon the homestead. Now, that is such an important circumstance to understand. Why? Because its vital to remember that people change. That’s it! There is no secret to happiness that can be filed by 40 acres and chickens. It might for a while but that could change.
We admire homesteaders because they are brave enough to chase what they desire despite the work and struggle that might come along with it. They are heroes to many of us who are too comfortable with a consistent weekly paycheck and a job that is unfulfilling.
The lesson here is: even after achieving the goal you should always be pondering what’s next, what’s better and what makes sense for me.