One day last week, I was walking along the path in our wildflower-filled pasture, listening to the little dickissel birds singing their hearts out from their perches on thistle blossoms, when it suddenly dawned on me that I was truly happy at that moment. I didn’t have anything I just HAD to do at right, all my needs were met, and nothing was oppressing me with worry or sadness. I was going to feed the horses and donkey, who are always just thrilled to see me. I realized I felt like I did in seventh grade, when I could go anywhere in my town on my bike and look at all the old houses and dream of what was inside. Hmm, no wonder I invest in old houses now!
I realized that I was truly grateful to be doing what I’m doing with my life right now. Sure, working two jobs is hard, and living in two places can also be challenging. But, since we’ve started Hermit Haus Redevelopment, so many great opportunities, learning experiences, and people have come into my life that I am enriched and content.