I’m 46 today and my life sure did not go as I planned but so far so good! I have much to be thankful for including just being alive. I have learned and I have a purpose in life. It took me over forty years to learn and get rid of all the crap I bought into, but I feel I’m on the path of learning just for the joy of it! Plus I have so much more I want to do in life.
I completed almost all my goals this year and a few goals expanded quite a lot through the year. I even managed a few items I did not put on my goal list because the list seemed darn full already and I didn’t think I could accomplish these want to have items for preparing. Somehow it all worked out and I feel I can say I prepared, now I have to move towards true self reliance. Over all I’m pleased with how much I’ve accomplished paying in cash or layaway and being just marginally above the poverty level and disabled. I don’t just have stuff but I have learned many skills this year.
I got a lot of my panic out last year about this time. Perhaps because I did not feel ready or in control. I needed to learn and do more to feel more secure. I needed to trust myself and trust God that I did as much as I could not just with the simple things I need today but for the future. Being fearful and without prospects to make tomorrow, next week or next year better for yourself is not good plan and I felt a quiet desperation that what I was doing was not going to be good enough to survive a collapse. I feared for family members that refuse to wake up and I could not help them, my neighbors as well. Though my neighbors are actually in good shape with many skills though I’m not sure how full the pantry is, they can garden, hunt, know critters, work hard and have fruit trees planted.
I can give non-preppers (sheeple) a little water, a week of food and have them move along to the FEMA camps and that no longer bothers me. If all the disasters that have happened in the last 3 years have not woke people up, I can’t add much to try and convince them. They are “willfully ignorant” and they must save themselves not me. I will assist folks that have skills I need or can do physical work but I won’t put myself at risk. Besides if I can prepare on my income and being disabled almost anyone can prep.
So to all the preppers, survivalists, gun nuts, tinfoil hat crowd and all who helped me get prepare in all ways! Thank you! Life and a shot another year is truly the best Birthday present!