This weekend I planned on enjoying the weather and spending a lot of time packing up our little homestead because we’re moving in a little over a week.
What you say? Didn’t you just move? Into a brand new house?
Yea… we did. Almost two years ago. We spent hours and hours designing every detail, and watched as it was built.
It was going to be our lifelong, forever home. Exactly what we wanted.
*Real estate photo from when we sold the house
But guess what? Plans change. Sometimes you have to go with the flow.
I first had the idea for this blog last fall and so far have only written two posts.
Is it possible to be too busy even if you’re doing good things?
Yes, of course it is. Sure, having a homestead is a lot of work, but I want my home to be a place of refuge as well.
For me, my kids, and even friends and family.
What do you do when you’re doing too much and running yourself down?
I’ve been sick all week with a horrible cold and fever. I blame motherhood for that. It’s those moments when you have to stop and decide what is really important.
Those are the times when I choose to take care of myself physically and emotionally.
Those are the times when I take the time to soak in a long bath. The times when I wake up early to have time to study scriptures and plan for the day.
I’ve found that every time it gives me more energy and patience. Sometimes I wonder how that is even possible.
With homeschooling 3 young boys and an absolutely crazy inquisitive and busy 10 month old. Not to mention the four chickens and two goats. Oh, and my husband too…
Life never slows down. Homestead’s don’t slow down.
Until I let it… I make time for it.
Do you know what I’ve found? When I’m taking the time to slow down, I still get as much done as when I stress about everything I need to do, or haven’t done.
When I take the time to have a picnic with my boys, or make some play dough, we all have much less stress and are able to enjoy this beautiful earth that our Heavenly Father has made for us.
And soon we will be able to do all of those things, and so much more at our new 5 acre retreat.
*Our NEW homestead.
Once we get past the packing and moving part. 😉