On another platform, I shared the following:
The first week of November has been seven days of new beginnings.
I was fortunate to spend a few of those days with a friend from Pennsylvania, who came out to Indiana to see that, yes, we do indeed have hills. This treasured time with a comrade was a gentle transition [out of my job] and into living back home [on the farm], where I will be located for several months, resting and recovering from some health issues and planning my next move. This wasn’t exactly the plan…but, for several reasons, it all turned out.
So now, I read, write, watch videos, make connections, learn a new dialect and vocabulary and more, all in preparation of moving to a new place for a while to immerse myself in the culture and learn about the agriculture industry there, meeting as many sheep and sheepdogs as possible. I’ve wanted to do this for years, have talked tirelessly about the place and even wrote about living there in my freshman English class at Purdue University.
Next year, I am going to Scotland.
A while ago, I wrote about “Three Crazy Ideas.” I haven’t yet followed up on those. Here is my follow-up:
First Crazy Idea: Implemented. House full of people came. Great fun, ate pulled pork sandwiches and other Hoosier delights.
Second Crazy Idea: Still…working on it. Haven’t figured out how to implement it. Now that I am further away from the store where I had wanted to do my photo processing, I may have a challenge on my hands in actually printing and shipping the goods. I’d love to do it, and I set up a SquareSpace website that I’ve been experimenting with to see if I can run the “Commerce” section effectively. Haven’t quite figured it out yet though. I’m trying to keep costs low, and the SquareSpace website can become costly.
Third Crazy Idea: The life update you just read about.
And there you have it. Don’t mess with a driven farm girl. We get to where we want to go, whether you want us to or not.