I think we all know that life is hard. In starting this blog to document our journey, I tend to gloss over some of the things that we find frustrating, or irritating because complaining about our difficulties doesn't make them go away.
We are generally hopeful and feel optimistic for our future as the work we are doing, though it is hard and sometimes all-consuming, brings us closer to our goals of being financially secure and living as close to nature as possible.
So, I have decided I am going to write a post once a year to highlight all the frustrations and irritations that happen each year and post the problem with the solution we ended up using. As I write these down throughout the year I can appreciate our own resourcefulness and see that most problems have solutions. If it doesn't, attitudes can always be changed.
So I'd say in retrospect we had a pretty feasible year this year with only minor inconveniences. I have noticed that last year I was feeling pretty motivated by the fear of winter, but now that we have gone through a winter it seems very manageable. We also have a new-found sense of confidence in our plan to make it even more comfortable this year. Not bad for a bunch of newbies!