Hello friends! Wow, it’s been a while, right? I can’t even believe this site is still an active site on WordPress, but hey, that’s the beauty of technology. So I’ve got a wacky idea, lets resurrect this blog and see what happens.
I noticed my last post was written 5 years ago. What?! That’s crazyness! And what’s even more insane is how different my life looks today from way back then. To say a lot has happened in 5 years is really just an understatement, so let me catch you up on all the madness…
2012: sold our dream home and move to a tiny little repo’d farm in the middle of no-where Georgia. Seriously guys, I traded in my heels and designer handbags for rubber boots and overalls. I know, insane, right?! We downsized from a 4,000 s/f home in an upscale neighborhood to 1153 s/f of double-wide trailer on acreage. Talk about a step or ten down in the world, BUT……the farm was PAID FOR in CASH from the sale of our house…..so that really made it a step UP! Sadly, I broke my back at the end of the year and it’s really put a damper on my dancing days since then.
2013: husband was downsized from his extremely well paying corporate job in the beginning of 2013. We knew it would happen, but that doesn’t make it any less painful psychologically. Thankfully we had sold our house in town and were living in a place with no mortgage and lots of land to grow our own food, which we did. That was an experience, for sure. But God is good, and we never missed a meal, never had unpaid bills, and never felt we were going without.
2014 – 2016: I started my own soap company as a way to bring extra income to our little homestead. I was fairly successful in our area of north Georgia, and I loved making body products. I was a terrible businesswoman though, so I really kept it from growing as much as it could, but I enjoyed every day of my work, plus I got to meet so many amazing people, both in the business and from the business. I sold the business in January 2017 and it’s still going strong, which makes my heart very happy.
2017: began fundraising for our international move to Scotland! Yes, that’s right folks, I’m sitting in my office in the north of Scotland, looking out over the sea. We live in a little coastal village called Buckie on the coast of the Moray Firth (North Sea). Our view is amazing! Okay, I’m bragging a little bit, I know it. But y’all, it is so incredible here! My beloved is the pastor of a wee little congregation and our life is like an episode of the Vicar of Dibley…well, not exactly, but sort of.
Honestly, I know it doesn’t look like much has happened from that brief explanation above, but it really has. If I were to write about every single event that’s happened over the past 5 years this blog would be super long and y’all wouldn’t stick around to read it anyway. I’m a realist, and what you really need to know is that I’m back, at least as much as I can be, and as often as I’m inspired to be. I have no idea yet where this blog will go in the future, although I suspect it will probably be very much in the same vein as before with my crazy musings, my two-cents worth on social issues, and my story-telling ideas, plus a little bit of cooking, crafting, and village life thrown in for good measure. I’ve missed y’all, and I’m looking forward to us getting to know each other all over again. So until next time…