A Desire for Independence & Sovereignty
Time to Disconnect in order to Connect
I was born in Florida. I have always had a connection to the Ocean. For the last 12 years I lived right on the ocean … the energy and sound of the waves has been with me, at a core level day in & day out.
As a Personal & Business Coach, I have worked from home for most of the last 25 years, I can literally work anywhere I can have phone service and an internet connection. During the pandemic, I, like many, have created an increased affinity for the quiet & my own ability to be independent in whole new ways.
Over the last few years I have been pulled towards the stories of those who have moved off-grid, homesteaded & created living communities together. In the magical way the Universe leads me, it is no real surprise that I was led to this land. I am mesmerized by the peaceful quite of the land mixed with sounds of birds & little creature sounds. As the Florida breezes move through the trees I can hear my own breath sync up with them. The Ocean? Well … it is about an hour away … but, I can already hear the sound of the water in the pond I have designed in my head.
It is also no surprise that this has occurred at the same moment in time that I was getting ready to launch my dream passion: We Artistic Women.
Off the Grid & Into Nature
I Can Do It & Others Can Help Me & Join Me
I have proven to myself, throughout my life, that I really can do anything I put my mind to. Has it always been “easy” … no … but it has always been simple. And if I bring Joy & Love to it then it happens.
So much to learn. I thought a brush hog was a type of pig. It’s not! It is a machine that cuts all the brush & bramble away! I debated about getting multiple extra batteries for a hand held brush cutter (how ridiculous the only lasted an hour!!!) … then discovered the battery outlasted me! I learned that I needed to wear safety gear & watch out for snakes and insects that bite and are poisonious (Ewwwwww … everything in me want to scream like a little girl & run fast has hell!!!)
I knew nothing about getting electricity on the property (just to use while I begin the construction until I get the off-grid system built), or drilling a well, or septic systems, or off-grid solar panels, generators, etc. Hell … I knew nothing about anything this was going to require. Thank Gawd for YouTube, where I have spending ever moment I am not working learning for others who have come to all of this before me and who have been generous enough to share. I am also so grateful for friends who “know things” & can “do things” and who are offering to show up & help!!! OMG, who would have thunk that I even knew people who knew these things … let alone that they would be willing to help!!!
So here we go … a Sunday at a time …. driving up, clearing a walking path with my tools & Gracie (the 3 1/2 lb Yorkie supervisor). Off into the woods, in my bizarre forestry clothes (that makes me look like a little boy) with my new tools that clip, chop, buzz & vibrate.
This website & my YouTube channel is here to document the process and allow me to share, with anyone who might be interested … the evolving life of Freedom Acres. If you are here I hope it provides you with some “do this & don’t do that” things to learn, some laughter and MAYBE even some inspiration! Thanks for being here!!