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Learning on the Homestead

In the past, I was fairly content to just stick to my normal routine. I worked in an office; I was a couch potato and a gamer. Living a homesteading lifestyle was certainly far from my mind. However, things change, and now I am more open to trying new things and seeing learning as a great adventure.

In the past five years, I have learned about wild birds, chickens, and horses. I have learned some about gardening and various soil types. I have even planted some seeds! I can appreciate the importance of learning self-reliance; I am hungry for knowledge.

There is so much I can learn from these books that I received from GRIT.

I read an article about dealing with stress, and it talked about having a “learner’s mindset.” That phrase stuck with me. In the case of the article, it seemed to be speaking of learning from stressful situations. However, for me it is a new way of looking at my life. There is so much that I want to know.

I would like to learn sign language, Chinese, and martial arts. I think it would be great to make my own soap and lip balm. I would love to have ducks and start learning about them. I know learning is good for brain health, and I want my brain to be as healthy as possible. My mind already isn’t as sharp as it used to be, but I will continue to exercise it the best that I can.

I will continue looking for that next great adventure and learning more about the homesteading lifestyle. I only know a small fraction of what there is to learn. I am motivated, and I am always looking for something new to write about concerning my homestead journey and just life in general.

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Published on Sep 14, 2020

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