July 30, 2013

Video: How's Life After 2 Weeks on the Farm?

I've been out of my cubicle for two weeks... How's life after working on a farm and living in a community after two weeks? Find out!

July 24, 2013

Farm Life: Cherry Picking!

Cherry picking is both a delicious and relaxing job. I highly recommend heading over to a cherry orchard near you sometime soon!

July 23, 2013

The Beginning: How My Mustang and I Found Each Other.

I wrote this right after getting my Mustang back in April. Getting this car was the event that pushed me over the edge and set everything that's happened since then in motion.

So I ordered a copy of the book, "Anatomy of the Spirit", and I got to page 26, and the dam just burst for me. Mind you, I couldn't let it out in that moment as I was on a Boston-bound plane about to take off. Crying on a plane taxiing for takeoff? That's a recipe for delaying a flight!

It was these words:
"Peter's healing induced me to discover what we do that interferes with the energy that makes miracles happen. For instance, you can be a vegetarian and run six miles a day, but if you are in an abusive relationship, or hate your job, or have daily fights with your parents, you are losing energy - or power - in a pattern of behaviour that can lead to illness or prevent your healing from an illness. On the other hand, if you are spiritually centred and call back your energy from negative beliefs, you can eat cat food and still stay healthy."

These words just knocked the wind out of me. For the past 2-3 years, I've been in a challenging relationship, I've had a huge falling out with my parents, and I realized that my line of work has me living for the weekends. No wonder I've felt my health and energy declining!

July 22, 2013

Gratitude, Expressing Feelings, and Mom.

This was written about a month ago, when I was still in living in my cubicle.

One of the many changes that I'm trying to make as a part of this crazy journey I'm on is to be more expressive and giving of love and gratitude towards the people I care about in my life.

As men, we're discouraged from doing this and we're not even really taught how to do it, so the first step for me has been to simply give myself permission to really express how I feel towards others.

In my family, there is an unspoken bond of love. I know it's there, but it was never really expressed in an open sort of way. As a result, I never really learned how to do this... And so I've been teaching myself. There has been lots of #Fail, let me tell you! But that's how I've been learning.

People are constantly telling me how they admire what I'm doing and the courage they believe I have to make the choices I've made - buying my car, farming, and trying to change my life. And recently, when someone said this to me, I felt my heart just expand with gratitude towards my parents.

July 21, 2013

Farm Life: Stacking and Moving a Field of Haaaaay!

Moving and stacking a field of hay was an extraordinary amount of work... You'll never drive past a field of hay and think of it the same way again!

July 18, 2013

Reader Question: How did you know when it was time to drop everything and run to the farm?

I got this question from one of my readers:
"How did you know that you wanted to drop everything and pursue what you are doing?"

This is SUCH a good question, and MY GOD I searched high and low for an answer myself!

For me, it didn't happen in one moment... It happened over time. But there were three things that pushed me over the edge:

Ever Chase Down Ducks Before?

One of my favourite things to do in the mornings is the task of chasing down our two water ducks and putting them in a rain barrel!

July 13, 2013

It's Over.

A while back, I wrote a post called, "The Importance of Love". I shared how I told a dude I was in love with him, without any expectation of him saying it back to me.

So yes, I was the first person to say, "I love you." BrenĂ© Brown would have been proud. 

However, I also was the last and only person to say, "I love you."

It happened just now, over the course of this weekend. He said that he just wasn't in the same place anymore. The prolonged period we had of distance and being apart from each other so early in our getting to know each other had made the feelings he once had fade. I understood.