Follow the Dream

One month ago I would never have dreamed of writing a blog. Or starting a YouTube channel.

Too busy.  Got too many things to do, lots of responsibilities.

But it is funny how you keep getting led towards something from very different directions.  Kind of like someone is trying to tell me something.

I followed Linda’s Pantry on YouTube for years, knowing she was just miles from me.  I enjoyed watching her, and I knew that we had a lot in common.

I have worked with various non-profits, and sometimes they pass things on to me that can’t be used in time.  That was the case with the peppers… and the mushrooms…

Whenever I am blessed with something like that, I like to pass them on when I can.  I knew that I would never get to them in time.  I also know that Linda loves that kind of challenge 😁.  So I sent her a Facebook message.

After passing along the mushrooms, we were finally able to talk for a short time.  She told me that I should do videos because people would be interested.  I told her there was no way!

The funny thing is, I kept running into her. Everywhere!

And other people were telling me the same thing.

OK, OK.  I get it!  It took me a little while, but I did it, not really expecting anything to come of it.

Wow.  I guess Linda was right.

So here I am, thanks to all of you lovely people!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Please know that you are encouraging me to dream, and also to want to share the things that I love.

So, what is your dream?

3 responses to “Follow the Dream”

  1. Ya I enjoyed your videos of your homestead, sourdough bread, when you took it out I could almost smell it. I love watching Linda too. I live in California now but are thinking of moving to Idaho, where are we can have a little land to grow our own vegetables and can for the winter months and when we go camping. I would have loved to enter your giveaway but I wouldn’t be able to use it. As of March I’m on a very strict eating plan, it’s called Ketogenic Where we can’t have bread’s grans, pasta, rice, potato, sugar, etc. I’m 57 and it’s hard changing old habits but you can teach an old dog new tricks. You guys inspire me, especially you and your family living off grid. Thanks for being you and I look forward to your next video. Linda D


    • Hi Linda, I appreciate your encouragement and support. We lived in California for 13 years. The first 6 in the Bay Area, then the last 7 in Tracy. We kept trying to find that small town feel that we were looking for. Instead everything kept growing and getting more hectic. That is when we decided to look for land. We could have chosen anywhere (at least as long as it had internet and an airport close by), but I love the Sierra’s. Northern Nevada gave me close access to those mountains, and the peacefulness and community that we were looking for. Off-grid wasn’t planned, but now I am so glad that we did it. Good luck to you, and follow your dream!


  2. Good for you for passing it on! My dream is to embrace life outside the 9-5. I was listening to one of my favourite podcasts today that talked about how we all live in our own little bubbles: wake up, drive to work, do work, drive home, repeat. It’s like we don’t understand or acknowledge other people’s bubbles because we’re so concerned with our own worlds. I’d love to learn more about other people’s daily worlds. Blogging is helping me get closer to that.

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