Saturday marked the five month anniversary since we moved to the mountains! You might not think that’s a very big deal, but to me it is. Winter was my biggest worry up here, and since we’re already halfway through the season, I know I can make it the rest of the way. We took the Polaris Ranger over to our property to go exploring. It’s great to know that we still love our property and can’t wait to start building our house (or at least the garage and apartment in the Spring). In honor of the anniversary, I thought I would share with you some of the changes that occurred in the last five months.
In a way, I’m embracing the hermit lifestyle. I spend a lot of time alone, and I’m becoming more introspective, creative, and developing a deeper connection with nature. It’s been very therapeutic! The weeks when Andy’s gone, I have to force myself to get out of the house. My biggest fear is that something will happen to me while he’s out of town, and I won’t have anyone to help me (something that I’m trying to get over). I take Aries on walks and drive down to get the mail/dump the trash. I always feel proud of myself doing these little things because when I do them, I’m conquering my fear.
Every time we drive down to Sale Lake, I think it’s ugly. All I see is an unattractive urban landscape. I used to like the city, but ever since I’ve moved up here, I’ve become a nature snob. In town, all I see is concrete, steel, and the lack of trees, and I can’t wait to get back to the beautiful pine and aspens. I feel so fortunate that we can live in such beautiful surroundings!
Simpler Hand-Made Life
Living up here and being removed from society has helped me see life in a new perspective. Just as life has slowed down, I want to fully to embrace this new slower mountain lifestyle. Part of that means crafting and making more hand-made items. I’ve been studying herbalism and aromatherapy as I prepare to launch Birdie’s Apothecary. It’s been so rewarding to learn new skills and develop my interests. I can’t wait to share them with you!
Until next time, thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day!