Here lately I have fell off the bandwagon. I am not sure why. It may be because usually we use our winter months to dream of our summer plans but this winter we worked on the things we didn't finish in the fall...therefore I could possibly be feeling somewhat burned out. Maybe it is because it is impossible to change the nature of humans... We are consumers. Maybe my lack of motivation has been because I have battled stomach virus and head colds since January. I am not sure of the reasons I am feeling unmotivated but either way, trust me, I plan to get that motivation back!
My first strategy is to list the reasons why I chose this life style.
1. I am a rebel and this is my way of sticking it to the man.
2. I love the idea of being able to depend on myself... I am just control freak like that. ;)
3. I love to be outside, around nature. It reminds me of what life should be like (verses the synthetic versions of life that commercialism has created for us.) I get a different feeling of connection to the world when I am living off the land.
4. I want my family to be healthier and happier people, which for us has been achieved by working in partnership with nature by growing our own food and living a more sustainable life.
My second strategy is, as Kevin over at The Weaving Spider unintentionally reminded me, I really should watch more documentaries. They seem to fuel my ambitions. Next on the Netflix list... Capitalism!!!
And my final move, spend more time outdoors. Nature always has a way of putting things in perspective for me.
On that note I leave you with this... My motivation....
(the kid not the frog!)