Giving Myself Permission to Take Care of Me!

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It’s a fact of life… we all get older!

This year, mom turned the big 8-0! And with her age, comes limitations. She’s no longer able to do the things she could when she was younger.

She’s not even able to do the things she did 3 years ago when we started this journey.

I had recently posted on social media that we were seeking prayers, as we have officially decided it was time to get off the road and look for a more traditional homestead.

With that, I also asked for prayer for a source of income! The campground where I am currently working will be closing down at the end of the season… making me unemployed once again!

Ideally, I would love to work from home! This would allow me to be here for mom 24/7, while still bringing in an income.

I have seen others make a living with their blogs and other social media… so I figure, why can’t I?

I’ve been ‘planting seeds,’ however, this takes a lot of time and effort before any real money starts coming in… especially enough where I can ‘retire’ from the 9-5 job front and stay at home to take care of mom full-time!

It was this post on social media, that the owner of the campground came to talk to me…

Having been in healthcare for most of her life, she made some very good points… most of which I had already thought of… and some I hadn’t!

However, the thing I needed to hear most, was the fact that I need to take care of myself first!

Not only do I need to make sure I have a steady income… and a home that is easy for mom to get around in… I also need to take care of me! If I don’t, who would be around to take care of mom?!? What would happen to her, if something happened to me?

After our conversation, I felt like I had been given permission to take care of myself!

I was also recently reminded that our bodies are Gods temple… and that we have our bodies because of Him! What am I saying about myself when I feed it junk food, and treat my digestive system like it’s a garbage dump?!?

So, it is with a renewed vigor, I am beginning to take care of me! I have begun eating healthy once again. And, I am starting to get in some activity… just walking for now… a little bit at a time… but it’s a start!

When I take care of myself, I show my gratitude to God, my creator! 

And tough as it may be, I need to take care of me first!

The roles for mom and I are reversing… For so many years, she took care of me… now, it’s my turn to take care of her… but I need to take care of myself first!

I’m giving myself permission!

So, with this all said, we will be looking for a more traditional homestead… and I will be once again looking for full-time employment! Know of anything I can do from the comforts of home?!?

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels!

~ Sheri

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Wanting to travel, we left our traditional homestead behind... now we're obsessed with combining old fashioned skills, travel and healthy eating on the open road! Welcome to our homestead!

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