Last summer, my world was turned upside down. Legal trouble resulted in losing my house and being separated from my kids. It was the worst time of my life. Rock bottom. I was adrift in a world I didn't know how to navigate. I had one goal.
Get my kids back.
After that, I'd figure out the details, like where we'd live, how we'd survive, what we'd need to avoid it again. I've jumped through hoops, and I've worked closely with many people and resources to solidify the stability that will allow me to move forward and grow stronger got my family.
The turmoil tore my family apart, and I needed to find a way to pull all the strings and bring them all back together. In the last 7 months, I've taken parenting classes, gained the trust of those I need permission from, and the kids are back home. I'm working to rebuild the relationship that was damaged in all of this.
With the support of my partners (yes, more than one, that's the polyamory talking there), I've been able to land a regular paying job, build my side hustles, and provide routine and security for my boys.
And for that, I'm thankful every day. My family shares in my dreams, and is helping me to gain the skills and confidence to build the life I dream of.
And Speaking of dreams, here's the short and sweet of mine:
I need to dig my hands into dirt that is mine. I need to feed my family with produce and livestock that we grew and raised. I need to lay down roots.
The first order of business is to find a plot of land. One that will support building a house or two on it.
Second, is to build out a Schoolie that can support me and the kids. If my partners choose to join me in the schoolie, that's their choice. Small home living isn't easy. But I'm ready to put in the time and patience.
Third, is to build up a mostly self-sustaining farm to support us while we pay off the property and prepare to build our tribe's houses.
It may seem like its too idealistic to be possible, but I have faith that we can make it is we work together. And with your support and following, you'll see the seemingly impossible become possible.