Two weeks ago today we returned to the beautiful archipelago for our third time. We arrived in the morning to a vale of mist covering the tiny islands and the ocean that surrounded them. Seagulls trying to land on something in the water, I couldn’t quite make out scattered by the emergence of what I thought was a fin, but who knows it was foggy and the boat kept moving towards our destination regardless of what I thought to be rather fascinating scenario in the waters behind us. Binoculars I thought to myself, binoculars are a must have to keep on my person at all times while I’m here. I wonder if I can find a tiny pair of pink, pocket ones.
When Brent first came to me with the idea of moving to Haida Gwaii the thought of leaving everything I've worked so hard to build almost upset me. So we started out with a five year plan, allowing me the space I needed to get used to the idea. Plans however did what plans usually do, and change. Leaving me getting used to the idea of dropping everything and running away much quicker than I had originally anticipated.
Being the type of person that needs to be prepared and have a plan I got right to work getting ready to make these drastic changes. It started to become very obvious that developing a more frugal, and minimal lifestyle, was going to a be cornerstone to any type of our success.
I'm sitting here with only a few hours to get, two weeks worth of writing done. Writing is a huge part of how I see our future unfolding, and as the clock ticks onwards towards our dreams, every chance I get to write is one more opportunity to open that door wider into our future.
As you know we’ve been gearing up over here at The Bird House to make some big changes to our lifestyle. Working towards creating a simpler, lower stress, way of being sounds like it should be an easy task, but it’s actually a little trickier than you may think. You never quite realize it until you take everything away just how much you think you need, that you actually don’t.
Many of you know we’re saving like crazy for the move to Haida Gwaii. This means not one penny can go astray. You may be wondering how your money can seemingly disappear without you, but after examining the credit card bills, and bank statements, it was easy to find the trail of wandering dollars. The first thing I noticed was all the charges I put on my credit cards from my phone. One song cost $0.99, apps are usually about the same. It was amazing to see how fast those add up even if you only buy a few a month.
Hi, I'm Cyndi Bird, hobby homesteader, aspiring writer, amature photographer, art and craft enthousiast and wanna be cook.