Meanwhile, I'm taking a research course. I'm learning the language of research, the methodology, terminology, and processes involved in scholarly writing. I'm reading and writing. A LOT. And I'm trying to apply what I learn to my next plan, which is to research my husband's father's artistic heritage (there is a connection to a significant European sculptor; the emigration and movement into the 20th century is interesting, and the work is undocumented. I'm convinced it's significant.)
So there you have it; I want to live right, and wholesomely. I want to do the things we need to do in order to plan for the future, and be prepared for the oil crash when it occurs. All I know, is that I'm doing the best I can right now, and have a positive attitude. I don't have the money or time to make significant changes this month, or maybe even this year, but I'm willing...and able...to adjust, should they come. I'm making behavioral changes. I'm learning. I'm growing. I'm looking at the future through a realistic lens.
I'm an urban homesteader.
I know there's a little cabin in the woods waiting for me somewhere; and I have the skills to make it work. It's just a matter of time. My little goat herd is already gestating. And I know the land, and the skills to work it. It's just a matter of time.