Sitting here this morning with my coffee, I watch the rain fall gently as I enjoy the fall colors out my window. I love mornings like this. It's quiet and just a little cool out but I am armed with coffee and my fuzzy slippers. I tend to put the day on hold for just a bit longer on mornings like this.
I've been avoiding talking about what all is going on in the world around us lately. Not exactly like me to keep my mouth shut but things have escalated to such a ridiculous level that even if you only listen to your TV and radio you can't deny that things are a mess. A quick glance at the headlines would (and should) tell you that things are spiraling out of control. I'm done with the preaching. Tired of trying to tell folks they need to be preparing to take care of their families. If you cannot now see what is in our future I am not convinced that I could make a difference anyway.
So.... I find myself at a crossroad. I have been struggling with the thought of shutting down this blog. There are tons and tons of prepper sites out there these days with more information than I can give here. There are great homesteading blogs that can teach people more than I have the knowledge to do. It seems all I can do is repeat what I have said in the past. The good news is that there has been a real awakening around the country in the past couple of years. It gives me a bit of hope that somehow folks ARE beginning to see where we are headed. As a matter of fact I was really happy to see an article on the Drudge Report yesterday that there has been a huge rise in the number of folks who are beginning to become preppers.
So the question is.... do I really want to quit blogging? The answer is obviously no or I would have done so already. From the number of posts I've made in the last 2-3 months it is obvious that my "passion" for writing has changed. There have most certainly been other things that I have had to concentrate on around here. Getting ready to "do winter" in an RV in NE Oklahoma is the focus right now. And of course the homestead calls for daily attention. Heaven knows there is always something that needs to be done around here. Believe me, I am NOT complaining. I think I am happier here than I've ever been. It is a dream come true for me. It just doesn't leave as much time for writing at the moment. As someone said in a comment recently winter is on the way and that will certainly leave more time for blogging.
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