New Adventure

So, here I am.  Day 3 of my new adventure … homemaking and dabbling in farming.  The process of leaving my career was not easy.  It was harder than I even imagined it might be.       Have you ever watched a kid stand at the end of a diving board…wanting to jump, but so scared you can almost see and feel their heart beating??  That was what I felt like.  Often, when I was that kid, my brother (who is 10 years older and seemed fearless) would come along and call me “chicken.”  Which would infuriate me.  It would also make me push myself to do something I was scared to do.  He finally outgrew calling me “chicken” but the “I’m gonna do it” attitude stuck with me.  It was not always a trait that my parents delighted in when I was a teenager.  However, I think it has served me pretty well as an adult.  I don’t want to miss aspects of life just because I fear the outcome.  Anyway, before I jumped, I told myself that I can always perfect asking, “You want fries with that?” before the road I’m on hits a brick wall.  Life is full of options.  Always.  

I’ll keep you updated with this new venture.  The good with the bad.  The funny with the sad (hopefully not much of that).


About Marla Rose

This blog documents our farm life in central Illinois with photographs, experiences, and a dash of cooking. Pour a cup of coffee and enjoy sharing part of our lives!
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11 Responses to New Adventure

  1. Judy Seyfert says:

    Congratulations on you new adventure! I can only imagine the stories that will develop. Just remember – Life is Good.

  2. Nancy Walter says:

    Well good on ya’ ! What made you decide to leave your job…well not LEAVE your job , but change jobs? I do know you well enough to say , whatever you do you will do it very very well. Bonvoyage!

    • Thanks Nancy. It was a need to slow things down a bit and hopefully be available when my husband and kids have time for me instead of me being busy! Plus a whole lotta other factors that lumped together for the right timing.

  3. We’re opposites. My adventure has been working after 20 years of being a stay-at-home mom and yours is being a stay-at-home mom (and farmer) after working. Think of all the helpful advice we have for each other!! -Jennifer

  4. pattisj says:

    Congratulations on taking the plunge! I look forward to your posts.

  5. says:

    The dabbling in farming will probably be the hardest because our best efforts are often challenged by bugs and weather. This year, for me, it was the weather. Good thing grocery stores are still around or I’d be in trouble.

  6. Best of luck to you on your new adventure!! Sounds wonderful. Have a lovely day, Laurie.

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