For many of us, 2020 has been a year of disruption, interruption, change and concern.
I’ve weathered it fairly well, though I’m ending the year quite differently than usual.
We decided to sell our beloved urban homestead in order to re-establish ourselves on family land. We were able to eliminate our debt and purchase for cash a modest outbuilding and a handbuilt cabin that will be powered via a solar system. On this family land, I have the opportunity to help restore several acres that have gradually become covered by thick undergrowth since there have been no grazing animals on it since the late 90s. I’ll be putting permacultural and silvopasture techniques to the test over the next couple of years.
I’m just beginning to deal with the grief involved in leaving a place that I had lovingly cultivated and encouraged for 13 years. Especially since we’re in a bit of a holding pattern as I can’t put in too much infrasture until the cabin and solar system are established. I’m a nesting type in the middle of nesting season and I’m having to curb that instinct. I won’t lie: it’s hard.
In terms of the business, it’s been quite the successful year. I went after every job I knew I could complete satisfactorily. I kept a customer list and sent out nearly 50 holiday cards thanking them for their business.
I definitely have embraced the entreprenurial spirit and I can’t imagine doing anything other than that for the rest of my working days.
I look forward to serving more people in 2021 and sharing with them how they can improve their lives using the techniques of agorism, community, social capital and trust.