| 3/18/2013 4:49:00 PM

"Life begins at the intersection. What direction, what direction, what direction, now?" ~Switchfoot

Remember how I mentioned we had a lot going on behind the scenes? How I couldn't really talk about it right then because so much was yet to be understood?


I think I can finally talk about it.

On the day Finn was born, Andy had a wonderful conversation with a friend of ours who came to cuddle a new baby. As I watched him speak with her about some relationship issues she was having, it really dawned on me that his long time desire to study psychology was well founded. This guy can really read people and help them out! A few days later, I expressed my support of him returning to college to finish his bachelor's degree. Instead of English like he began back in 2000, he would finish with a degree in psychology. From there, he could open doors to a number of vocations and careers involved in helping people overcome their problems.

We contacted the local university we both had attended years back (and is now consequently a mile from our home) and got him enrolled in their non traditional student, "welcome back, we understand it was rough the first time around" amnesty program. He applied for financial aid and was all set with his student counselor to begin school again for Spring semester (beginning at the end of January).

3/19/2013 3:42:53 PM

Good luck to you with all the crossroads decisions/opportunities you are currently wading through! My hubby and I both took new jobs in the last six months. His was a good move, mine was not. But now that we have our homestead, for both of us, our motivation is strictly to earn the money we need to pay off our house and land and create the infrastructure we need (coops, barns, greenhouse, orchard, etc.) to retire and become as self sufficient as possible. Our homestead is where we are both completely at peace, even with all the trials and tribulations that come with living with the land, weather, animals, etc. Look forward to hearing about your next steps! Cheryl in Texas (A Wanna Be Pioneer),

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