SNOW- eagerly welcomed by this gal who was getting a little sick & tired of the poo-filled brown grass. #reallife + #winteronthehomestead. I love that God sent it in the first week of 2017. I see it as a little reminder that change is happening. things aren't gonna stay the same forever // life ebbs & flows in the best possible way. that's probably just because I'm a sap, but in the very least, the snow gave me the good kick in the rear I needed to grab my camera & go document the goings-on of the homestead. it had been WAY too long.
so here is a glimpse of the first snow of 2017 + some thoughts on balance that have been clouding my mind for quite a while. ENJOY.
now for the spiel on balance.
it's a tricky thing. extremely tricky. it's a concept I kept returning to throughout 2016. thinking about why it's important, what it even means, & how the heck you achieve it.
well, here's what I came up with.
my life is a big ol' mess with little to no balance. I can never seem to keep my ducks in a row- just one or two at a time. & just as I'm getting the third duck straightened out, the first one wanders off.
now in people terms. I can stay focused on only a couple aspects of life at a time. for instance, I'll be on fire for photography, planning shoots & how to grow my business & spending all my spare time thinking about photography. but in the midst of all this planning, homestead chores are often tossed to the wayside & I lose the passion I have for farming.
this doesn't just apply to homesteading & photography. it's every aspect of my life. why can't I find a happy medium that includes all my ambitions? photog, farming, nutrition, music, fitness, reading, writing, yoga, herbalism, yada yada yada.
the answer: my priorities were (& are) aaaalllll messed up. it's human nature to gravitate towards the physical things in life rather than the most important things. the most important thing being glorifying God. I can pursue having a 'successful' photography career or becoming entirely self sufficient or being perfectly in shape all I want, but the truth of the matter is that it is all worthless if I'm doing it without prayer & application of the Word of God. I want everything I do to be on the path He has set for me, but that sure as heck ain't gonna happen if I'm not seeking that path day in & day out.
I know that if I make applying Bible doctrine the number one priority in my life, everything is going to fall into place just as it should. I've gotta keep that first duck lined up & all the others will straighten out accordingly.
((tbh, I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the ducks in the snow because that would fit this post perfectly. I had no intention of mentioning ducks a million times when discussing balance. but ok, rollin' with it)).
with that said, keeping God's Word as the foundation of my life is going to be a huuuuge focus of 2017, just as balance was my focus for 2016. so basically the same thing, I'm just cutting to the chase.
hope my first blog post isn't completely insane or scatter-brained, & that at least some people can relate to it. thanks for listening, y'all!
peace out, homies.