As the world around us changes, and new normals come into play, it is easy to start dreaming about a new life. For us, it is a new life in Colorado, with my dad. While Texas did bring me, my husband, and kids, it isn’t that place that I have wanted to be my forever home. My heart and soul belong in Colorado, where I can look out my door and see the snow-capped mountains. It is where I spent the first 15 years of my life, and you can take the girl out of the mountains, but you can’t take the mountains out of the girl.
Once upon a time, I thought it would be nice to have the type of income that would afford us things like private personal chefs like the ones found on https://foodfireknives.com/, lavish vacations, and fancy things. However, as I have gotten older, and the world around me has become overly greedy, I have realized that that isn’t the life I want for me or my family. No, my life is better suited for simpler things.
I remember at the beginning of all this COVID quarantine, my husband was outside working on his motorcycle, while I hung laundry on the line to dry. I looked around and said, “you know baby, I think I would love this life. You working on your projects while the pet’s nap around you. Me hanging clothes on the line, while the kids play. Then harvesting fresh produce from our garden for dinner, before ending the evening in front of a fire pit staring at the stars”
I have thought a lot about that life over the past few months, and admittedly I had thought of it before then, but this new life is one that I really want for me and my family. A simple new life in Colorado. Well, I think my dad has a similar dream life, and finding a beautiful piece of Colorado property that we can all live on is the start. Of course with that comes construction; not necessarily the type of construction that requires major equipment from Northernmat.ca, but the kind that involves building the homes we want to spend the rest of our lives in.
This construction, however, will be done by our own hands. A smaller type of barn raising, if you will, where we come together as a family to build the life we want. Now, my husband is the type of person that enjoys outdoor things (thank goodness for that!) so chopping firewood, gardening, building, and hunting all appeal to him. Additionally, he likes the peace and quiet that we just can’t find in the city. I can fully see him hunting with a crossbow for that exact reason.
Living a simple type of life, surrounded by family, in a place that sings to your soul is a cure (for me at least) for this mundane, greedy, and hate-filled world we have come to accept as NORMAL. A world where trying to outdo the next man, or keep up with the Joneses, is a way of life. Well, that isn’t the life for me, and it saddens me that for even a short time, I thought that it was the life I wanted.
No, give me the mountains, give me a small town, give me a garden, and clothes dried on the line. Give me starry nights, fire pits, cool mornings, snow, Sunday dinners with grandpa, forests, wildlife, and simplicity. Give me a new life in Colorado.