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That’s right. Life is a journey. Growing up, we dreamed about what we will do when we’re grown. We lay out all of these things we want to do, where we want to live, our careers and so on. Far too often, we get hung up on the dream and never pursue it. When we hit roadblocks, we stumble. How often do you hear others say “I want to do x, y and z” or “my dream is to someday live in a mansion and drive a fancy sports car”? Every day. The problem is a lot of people don’t take action.
I was that girl. Growing up, I would dream all the time of how I wanted my life to be in my 20’s, 30’s or 50’s. At one point, I said I wanted to live in China Town in California (I was in 4th grade, I am SO glad that didn’t pan out!). You see, I’m a Georgia girl. Born and raised. I love the South and never have any intentions of leaving.
I was raised in the city as well as out in the country. I grew up in a split family home so during the week, I was in the city with my mom. On the weekends, I was with my dad and step-mom out in the country. For a good portion of the time, I didn’t appreciate the country life. My dad and step-mom raised rabbits. I’m not talking just a few backyard rabbits. No, this was full on barn full of rabbits. It wasn’t until I was older that I looked back on it and think how awesome it was. My dad has always been an entrepreneur in some form. Rabbit farming, feed store owner, whirligig maker, landscaper or now crab trap builder. He is where I get my go-getter mindset from.
A New Journey
I’ve lived in a rural area and I’ve lived in a subdivision. As my children have grown up, I find myself wanting to get away from “town” and further out in the country. I want to get back to basics, back to my roots. That is what is peaceful to me. I want to be surrounded by farms instead of houses. I want to hear chickens crowing instead of neighbors arguing. Tractors plowing instead of cars on a road.
Suzy Homesteader is Born
I want to dive back in head first to return to my roots. Suzy Homesteader is who I want to be. She is confident and fierce. She knows how to raise a garden to feed her family or make butter from raw milk. When most people think of a farmer or homesteader, they picture a man. I want change that common misconception. Women are perfectly capable too.
I hope you’ll come along this journey with me. I’ll share all the ups and downs, the struggles and wins, the sad stories and funny ones and everything in between.
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I’m Jennifer, married mom of 4. I have 3 teenagers and a preteen. We’ll all be on this journey together but it’s a journey I’ve suckered them into.