Hello Twenty Twelve!

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Well, it’s 2012 and I’ve decided to take the plunge and start a blog.  Yep, I’m going to blog.  It’s what everyone is doing, right?  People blog about everything… food, shopping, dogs, self-realization – you name it.  There is a blog out there for us all.

So this poses another question… if there are so many blogs out there, why am I doing it?  Well, I searched deep in the depths of my being for the answer… from deciding that this will get my creative juices flowing (better yet, usage of my left brain) to believing this will turn me in to a reader (if I write it should make me read, right???).  But, in the end, this is what I decided:  by blogging maybe I will accomplish what I’m actually blogging about.

What am I blogging about?  Well, it’s all about accomplishing my #1 goal this year:  to be as debt-free as possible, which will allow me to stay home with my kids and take up homesteading.  Corny, yes, but true.  I want to stay home, raise my kids before they turn in to teenagers and hate me, take care of my family, and maybe, just maybe, raise some chickens and get some beehives.

Thus today begins my journey…

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About Diary of a Wanna Be Homesteader...

Call me the black sheep of the family. I’m a 30-something (pushing 40) socially inept gal living in the beautiful state of Maine, mother of two rambunctious children, to include two dogs with a combined weight of 300 lbs. I met my husband, self-professed anti-social media mogul, in Japan. We met in November 1998, married in May 1999… happily ever after. After much exploration, and two children later, we settled in Maine to raise our family away from the hassles of city life. Surrounded by trees and clean air we’ve built a spectacular life on 3 acres. Folks may call us anti-social… we like to call ourselves pr0-self. We value each other, our family and our passions in life more than pleasing others. I buy milk in glass bottles. I drive a Prius. I am a weather junkie. I must drink a cup of coffee daily. I believe in buying local. I love knitting but don’t do it often enough. Sunflowers make me happy. Fishing calms my soul. This blog is about my love of a simpler life… family, love, gardening, nature, independence. This is the place where I will share it, and begin my journey to obtain that life, one step at a time.

2 responses to “Hello Twenty Twelve!

  1. I think this sounds fantastic and I am excited to read how your story turns out. I can relate at least in a sense. My circumstances are different, I too have always wanted to be a homesteader, but I was forced out of working and to staying at home. Did you know it took me the entire year of 2011 to realize that I hold the key in the palm of my hand and that all of this has been baby steps in the right direction. I wish you the best of luck and can’t wait to read your story as I begin mine as well. Sorry this is so long!

  2. Look forward to reading about your adventures Lynette. I’d love to have chickens and care for bees someday too, but it will have to wait for now.

    I have a blog that’s mostly about knitting that I’ve been writing for a few years. Not a whole lot of visitors on mine, but I mostly do it for myself to document whatever I feel like at the tiime. I look forward to reading about your adventures on the other side of the U.S. 🙂

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