All those who think it (preparing) not necessary have a lot of faith in illusion, is how I feel, and I don’t have that much faith in constructs of man. – a comment from me at Raptor’s Eerie blog.
I’m talking about preparing for a worst-case scenario in the breakdown of the economy or national security due to disaster or depression or … any of the other end-of-the-world scenarios.
This morning I read a post over at Richard’s new blog, Raptor’s Eerie, and it made me start thinking about all that again. His post is titled ‘Why are you here?‘
Lately I’ve not been working so much toward preparing for the worst, even though I do expect the best. There was a time when I had seeds for a garden put away, a garden in some stage of production at atll times, and emergency procedures in place. To do this felt like part of my purpose in life, and still does.
Since I’ve been working long days and only having enough time at home to get supper and go to bed during the week, I’ve let the preparedness slide in favor of my writing. I’d forgotten about my ultimate goal for living out here where I do.
Somehow I need to find a way to have time to write AND homestead. So that’s my new 5-year goal. It took me two cycles of 5-year goals just to get here.
If you’d hop over to his blog, I’d love to hear your thoughts about the topic. He’s trying to build a following from scratch, so if you have comments post them there please. After my can of worms from yesterday, he’s promised to try to respond to replies, hahaha. There’s a time difference between the U.S. and his location, though, so it might take a little while.