Although, I’ve lived away from the farm and in the city for many years, I’m not really like Lisa Douglass. Whew……I had ya’ll scared for a minute!
My parents always said, “you can always come home,” but I never thought that my life in the city would leave me running back to the farm with open arms. After years of hard work with a job and company I was passionate about, my mind and body were exhausted. My ego, self esteem, body and heart were shattered, fragile, and torn after fighting the “Good Ole Boys Club” for years. Of course, parents always know whats best and they knew my heart and soul needed some repair. The best place to get that repair work on your heart, soul, body, mind….was of course, the family farm.
I’ll be honest, living with limited internet service and no cell phone for almost a year has been challenging to say the least. Off the grid living isn’t for the faint of heart, but you can learn so much about yourself. You also have time to think about the other people that have been in your life and their positive or negative impacts they have made on you.
Eventually, I’ll get back in touch with the real world and get a cell phone and Facebook. When your “off the grid” it gives you time to think and actually reflect on the friendships that actually matter. The people that probably checked the obituary section frequently to see if I had passed away would be tops in the friends category. Seriously, tops in the friends category are the friends that stand by you, no questions ask. Because as adults they understand we all need time off the grid.
That’s not the down and dirty nitty gritty story of how I got back to the farm. (I wasn’t fired, so you can throw that idea out your window). If you keep reading, there is no telling what kind of adventures, excitement, heartache, and craziness you will read.