Ok. Let’s talk about dreams for a minute. I was talking to a friend, and I half jokingly said that I wanted to live in a cottage in the woods like a woodland fairy. I was slightly joking at the time, because I thought it wouldn’t work out – especially not anytime soon. I live in town, and I’m about to have a child! No way can I go be a woodland fairy.
However, I am a staunch believer that you can make life into whatever you want. Often, it takes a lot of work, but you CAN do it, no matter what.
So, it’s time to dream big. What are my actual goals?
-I want to be in a secluded area, but still able to walk to places. So, a tiny town – Check
-I want to live in a cozy cottage – partial check (if I do some more decorating and cozy-fying, this’ll be a full check)
-I want to get out in nature more – partial check (I have several baby fruit trees, but I need to make better walkways around my yard)
-I want to believe I’m actually living the life and stop being disappointed in myself – currently not doing so hot (I need to truly accept the hand I’ve been dealt and work with it instead of just wishing for something better. This means more mental work to get to the “acceptance” part.)
So, now I have my list. 1) Make my home more cozy, 2) make my yard more inviting, and 3) work on the whole ‘accepting’ thing.
By ‘accepting,’ I just mean that I need to be more content in my role. A few years ago, I had a stroke. Thankfully, I made it through, and I’m fine, now, but it left my balance a bit wonky, and even though I probably fall less often than other people, I have yet to be able to convince potential employers that I’m not a worker’s compensation risk. This means that I can’t work outside the home. This has been something I’ve really struggled with several times. My husband (I’m so glad to have someone to pick up any slack) is the sole breadwinner, and I feel bad that I can’t help him on that front. Not with what I’m currently doing, anyway. I want to be able to accept the fact that I keep the house running – I actually do that very well – and not feel the need to go out and make money.
Many women would love to be able to stay at home and not work, but (even though it’s been years) it doesn’t set well with me. I think I’d feel better if something I did contributed monetarily to the household. I’m adding it to the list.
1- Make my home more cozy
2 Make my yard more inviting
3) Work on accepting
4) Find a simple way to contribute monetarily to the home
So that’s my realistic list of how to become a woodland fairy.
Maybe I’m behind with these goals. My site name is frugal tree hugger for goodness sake! A tree hugger is fairly similar to a woodland fairy… We both get mad when people hurt the environment, and we both like being in nature.
Well, those are the goals. Let’s do it and see what happens.
Thanks for joining me for this crazy ride friends! Metta!