Why did I start this blog? Why didn’t I just buy myself a new diary and sit down to write for myself? When reading through other blogs I often feel so insignificant; like how will I ever be able to write sophisticated like them? It’s true -maybe I never will. And I don’t have to because there will be people liking my blog exactly how it is. And: it gets better. Those three words I got from a fellow, experienced blogger. Those three words gave me all the encouragement I needed.
I want to write about knowledge I’ve gained through the lifestyle I’m living now. Even if you don’t live an off-grid, selfsustainable lifestyle, you might find inspirations, recipes or ideas you could apply to your life in my blog.
I’m trying to reach people that are interested in a more self-sustainable lifestyle; living in harmony with nature and grow their own food, produce their own electricity and even if they don’t (yet?) : People that are aware of today’s wasteful society. You might want to call me a dropout because I’ve always felt different. Couldn’t stand to watch how perfectly good things land in the trash. Be it food, furniture or clothes (just because they’re out of style).
Once I was skimming through a catalogue, looking for a new wrist watch. I felt slain by the huge variety and so it was the outstanding one that caught my attention: The self-winding one! YAY! No batteries that will be empty in a while. Batteries. Whereever I can I replace with rechargeable ones. I’ve always had this almost guilty feeling for the trash I produced and now my selfsustainable lifestyle has made me even more aware of it.
So this is just a short characterization of myself. . Now living surrounded by jungle in Centralamerica. (Originally from Germany though)
After quite an odyssey through different countries I’ve finally settled on our homestead and never felt so at home and at peace before. Watching your own fruit trees grow and then bear fruit gives you a totally new perspective of food. It gets so much more valuable than just running to the supermarket and buy what you want. And how cool is it to sit in the shade of your own tree and sip on some refreshing juice or homemade wine of the very tree you sit under? Gives you a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction that many people just keep longing for – without even realizing.
It’s also a lot of hard work – and challenge : out at the highway you have to choose the rough road. The road that scares a lot of people off to ever even find these hidden places. Riding over hodge and didge, around potholes you might start to wonder where this will lead you. No signs or street names. You go by landmarks like bridges, curves or big rocks.
When you reach you will be overwhelmed by the richness of fauna and flora. You are far now from the next town, hospital, police station, all the things that make you feel safe and comfortable. You can only experience either one at the same time, right?
Far from everyday’s hectic and stress this place seems almost unreal. So quiet and peaceful. What you see is just soothing for your eyes. Your mind switches into relax mode. This is my piece of paradise.