Here I am. 30, married to a wonderful man, mother of two lovely little girls and another bundle due in 6 months. I have my own successful business that has brought me joy and decent income. I have been running a blog (www.ourwaytolearn.blogspot.com) all about homeschooling my kids. It’s just, well, this is somehow not the life I pictured for myself. So busy all the time. Pulling out my hair and throwing down TUMS daily trying to ward off the ulcers all too quickly forming in my gut. Growing up in the suburbs I always promised myself I was going to get away. I wanted to live in a quiet small town where everyone knows everyone and could call you by name. And now, I am raising my family in the same fast paced world I was raised in. Only now, it is like a million times worse. I need to escape, I need to get away, I need serenity now! I have been thinking about what I want to do for a while and finally, a couple nights ago while hanging my head over the toilet (the morning sickness has been particularly bad this go round), it came to me. I want to move to the country and build a homestead. I want it to be for my family but I would also love to incorporate my long time business goals of having an inn and spa. So….. I haven’t told my husband yet of my far fetched ideas. Sure sure, he knows I am longing to get out of the city but he doesn’t know I am LONGING to get out of the city. What will this blog be about? I am still not entirely sure. Mostly I know it will be about my journey into the simple life. Me finding ways to connect with myself, my family, my passions and hopefully fulfilling my dreams in the country. Everyone needs some time to just take a step back from the madness and just smell the roses. Perhaps its time I plant some.
The Madness in the City October 17, 2011