Life Goals

By Mackenzie Rose No comments

Hey all,

So I don’t know if you know this, but I have been working towards learning the necessary skills to live on a homestead and be as self-sufficient as possible. Unfortunately, one of the things that I’ve found is that no matter how self-sufficient you are, you will always have some expense or other. Property tax, phone bill, car upkeep, gas. Living takes money even if you grow your own food, make your own soap, and spin wool into clothes.

Anyway, over the last few months I have been trying to figure this out. I’ve been praying about my dreams, asking God for guidance. I’m still not totally set on anything specific, but I have changed the course I have been working towards.

I really didn’t want to go to work. I’m an introvert, and working 8 hours, 5 days per week with people I don’t know was very intimidating. I did get a job though. I worked as a packer at a knife factory. While working there, I learned two things. One, people aren’t as scary as I thought they were. And two, I need human interaction, I would prefer to work with people I don’t know than spend 40 hours per week not talking to anyone.

I ended up quitting that job after two weeks. I’m now looking into getting a position as a teachers assistant at a Christian school. I would love to work with little children, and I feel that it will allow me to work with different people, but still give me a chance to get to know them.

My ultimate goal is still to live on a homestead, and grow as much of my own food as possible. However, even when I didn’t have any pets of my own, I was interested in training dogs. I trained my grandmas dogs, my aunts dogs, any dogs I could get a hold of. So I’ve found a school that will teach you not only to train dogs, but also teach you how to work with clients and open your own dog training facility. This is ultimately what pushed to get a real job instead of trying to make money from home some how. (I’m not saying that working online is not a real job, I just don’t have the necessary skills to do so). It pushed me because I need to save for it since I avoid going into debt, and with the amount of money I was making online I wouldn’t be able to afford to go to that school at all.

So yeah, that’s my goals now. Get the job at the school, save up to go to the dog training school, and then open my own dog training facility on my homestead. Allowing me to make money from home.

That’s all for today.

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