Do you ever have those moments where you wonder if you’re on the right path and doing what you are meant to do in your life? I have those moments A LOT. The strange thing is, every time I have had them in the last month, something pops up that assures me I am. Something will pop up in my newsfeed on Facebook or elsewhere and it will be like a virtual 2×4 smack to the head: “WHAT MORE PROOF DO YOU NEED, JENNIFER?!?!”
I have a few friends who have been telling me for quite a while that I was meant to do this. They could see my passion and drive. They refused to accept my excuses for not moving forward. I am grateful for them.
Recently, I found a page on Facebook called Appalachia’s Homestead. This lady is incredible. They also have a YouTube channel filled with informational videos. I wish I lived closer so I could learn directly from her. She is such an inspiration to me. Today, she shared a video that would have brought me to my knees if I wasn’t already sitting on my chair in the den. I watched it with tears in my eyes.
She nails what I and so many others deal with on a regular basis and what, for years, stopped me from following my dream. I’m still taking it all in and will probably watch the video again. I know I missed some pearls of wisdom through my tears.
It’s things like this that I was referring to above. Those virtual smacks upside the head telling me I’m headed down the road I was meant to. I still have moments where I feel like I am being stripped bare, but I know it is in preparation for where I am meant to be. As I embrace the new direction of my life, things seem like they are just falling into place.
If you are even considering homesteading, you need to watch this video. I cannot stress it enough.
Now, in the words of Charlie Daniels, “Let’s all make the day count.”