A New Direction

It’s been quite a while since my last entry. A lot of things have been changing over the last few months, and it’s gotten very hectic. We decided that it was time to sell the house. As much as we love it, we bought it to be a homestead, and it takes a lot of work to keep it up, and it’s incredibly far from just about everything. The closest grocery store was over fifteen minutes away by car. The nearest urban center was roughly 45 minutes away. The one time I decided to walk to the convenience store “near” our house, it took me an hour to get there, and an hour to get home. It’s a gorgeous residence, but it doesn’t fit our needs the way we originally envisioned.

During this time of upheaval, I’m also striving to get back into the work force. I’ve picked up my web design business quite a bit. I created new layouts for two sites last Monday alone. I have even more lined up. I also reapplied for my cosmetology license. I allowed it to expire several years back when I moved out of state for a time. Cosmetology licenses only apply to the state where they were issued. However, it’s something I’ve always enjoyed and had a real passion for. When I contacted the state board, they issued me a temporary license on the spot, and I’ll just have to go in and prove that I’ve retained my skill set to get fully reinstated. Lately, I’ve been working more with nail art techniques. I’m fully licensed to do nails, and I’ve worked with acrylics quite bit, but gel nails weren’t really big in the industry when I got certified, so that was something I learned more recently and would love to play around with more. […]

Getting to Work

Running a homestead is a lot of work, but it doesn’t pay the bills on its own. It will drastically reduce a lot of living costs, but if you have a mortgage, you still need to find a way to get paid so you can keep at it. One of the most sanity-saving moves you can make as a homesteader is to find a way to integrate your business and home life. […]