Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Start With An Apron
It all started with an apron. I longed for the simplicity of farm living and for me an apron was a tactile symbol of the life I wanted. My inner city friend was my inspiration. She lived in a crowded neighborhood of downtown Atlanta. Yet she baked, sewed, canned and even had chickens. And...she always wore an apron. Though I felt being as crafty as Amy was not within my reach, I could tie up the apron strings. And so I did. With it came that feeling I guess Flylady gets each morning when she laces up her shoes. I was doing something that took me into the mystique of where I wanted to be. Having no idea farmlife was in my not-so-distant future, I began changing what I could. And though friends thought I was just old-fashioned, I wore an apron everyday.
Now that I am living my dream, my aprons mean even more to me. I don't always know what I'm doing around the farm. And that's okay. Learning as I go makes it fun. Looking back I realize I could have made more small changes that would have incorporated farmlife into suburbia. So I want to ask: What life do you wish you were living? Do yo wish you could stay home with your kids? Homeschool? Change the world? Pick one thing about that lifestyle and start doing it today. Soon you will find that you are making more changes. You will feel more connected to what you are passionate about. What is your apron?