apparently, today is my 3 year tumblr anniversary.
I have not been such a good partner to you tumblr. I use you at my convenience and I rarely ever call. And for this I am sorry. I know I should find more time to write, but I’ve been thinking way too much and working way too much.
But perhaps it is time to put into words (FINALLY) what it is I’ve been up to…..which is a lot. and I have plans.
I left NYC for the quiet of the Pennsylvania mountains and farms. Technically, I haven’t really left NYC, as I am still working there part time a few days a week. Yes I am a commuter.
I live with the most wonderful man, Matt and our 12 hens, 1 rooster, 6 goats, 10 rabbits, 11 cats, 4 ducks, 4 turkeys, and 3 dogs.
(I will take this time to say, if anyone would like a kitten- they’re free)
For now I’ve been traveling to the city mid week and returning after 2 1/2 days. Mornings are always early, as are nights. It’s strange to adapt to a new schedule- It’s strange to go from city life one minute to country living the next……
2 lives. 1 person. You see, I was born and raised here in PA, so it isn’t anything new, but I feel new. I’ve been gone from this area since 2001 and haven’t really taken the time to look back- until now.
But this year is good. It’s always good to learn and improve. The goal is to live healthy, use my hands and work for what I consume with as little interference from materialism as possible. We planted corn and a bunch of good veggies as well as some pumpkins and acorn squash. We have strawberries and raspberries and hopefully within the next two years, we will be milking our goats and making some kick ass cheese and maybe some awesome natural soaps and yogurts. Our chickens will be laying soon and we are raising our turkeys from peeps to the table. It’s so much work, but I wouldn’t want to be doing anything else right now. I get to see my parents more often (which I know they enjoy- considering I saw them only 2 times a year before that) And for the first time in a while, I can handle stress.
I’m excited to look at this place through new eyes. I’m excited to apply what I have learned about myself while being away. It will take some getting used too. Here, many minds are closed to diversity, racism still strongly exists (although it’s not called racism) and of course I can see the affect that capitalist america has had on the working class of this country. There are good people here. Things take time.
And revolution, as always, is still on my mind.
Day by day is what I can do for now. And try my best.
In a way I feel like Dorothy…..there is no place like home- am I there yet?