Friday, January 30, 2015

And the Next Adventure Begins...

Today marks the beginning of our wildflower farm and the alternative life we are crafting and we like to think the 60+ cardinals in the photo celebrate with us! Where we go from here is not yet certain, but the path is exciting..beyond exciting, really. It's as though we are finally starting to claim our own lives! Here's a few quotes scratched down over the past year that we return to over and over. 

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
– Mark Twain
“Your problem is how you are going to spend this one and precious life you have been issued. Whether you're going to spend it trying to look good and creating the illusion that you have power over circumstances, or whether you are going to taste it, enjoy it and find out the truth about who you are.” 

-Anne Lamott

“Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt. So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservation, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun. If you want to get more out of life, you must lose your inclination for monotonous security and adopt a helter-skelter style of life that will at first appear to you to be crazy. But once you become accustomed to such a life you will see its full meaning and its incredible beauty.”
-Jon Krakauer
Let the adventure begin!


  1. How exciting!!! I for one can't wait--

  2. Best wishes, Jennifer and Steve! I, too, have come off a year from an adventure of my own creation. It was a great experience, but like your last quote, I worry about the craziness of it all and will likely retreat back to "monotonous security". Ha, I'm not as brave as I thought I was. I see you two doing really well with your new endeavor. Your willingness to work hard at what you want (as is amply demonstrated throughout your blog) is nothing short of admirable.

    That's a lot of cardinals, no?

    1. Hey there Katie! Thanks so much for the well wishes. Truly. It's always scary branching out, but this is right..way deep down in our bones so I guess it balances the fear a bit. We are curious about your adventure! Did we miss this on the blog? I will pop on over there and see. And yes to the cardinals! I looked out the window and flipped at how many were out there. Wow! Hope you are enjoying a good winter. :)


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