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January 14th, 2016 by Off The Grid

If you are like me chances are you enjoy being outdoors and when the weather is right its time to be outside. Well recently it seems like I have learned a new lesson or two. The main one being that I need to pay more attention to how I am using my time. Even more so to simply beware of falling off track and getting complacent! Living off grid absolutely has its advantages and by this I am referring to the abundance of peace and quiet away from the massive organized chaos that everyday life in the city can be if you get stuck in the hamster wheel on a regular basis. Over the last few weeks it seems as though I have been going through a bit of a reflecting process where by I have found myself being unproductive and for the most part and too complacent. It seems that at least to a small degree I have temporarily forgotten what it was like enduring the suffocating heat of the summer months.

As the cooler months of fall and now winter took over the off grid landscape just outside my camper window so did the easing up of unbearable weather temperatures. I now have a little Buddy Propane Heater that does and awesome job of keeping me warm in the off grid camper. The only thing is that now that the basics of survival are covered I recently found myself watching too many movies and getting less and less done out here. They say that in order to overcome or correct a problem challenge you must first be able to recognize it. Well today I have a very clear understanding of the fact that I have found myself in the complacent zone. It is time to get back on track and to get my but in gear doing things that NEED to get done NOW because if you have been paying attention time does not stop. Spring and Summer are literally right around the corner and will be here before we know it. Last year I missed out on one of my new loves.. gardening! This year I will have a garden filled with all kinds of awesome fresh veggies! I have also been looking forward to getting some chickens. None of this is going to happen unless I get back on track and stay productive now!

Again I apologize for not having today’s episode up on Tuesday. The internet was down. It seems that this too is another lesson. A lesson that I need to be prepared for these episodes possibly a day or two before they are to be posted so they will be up on time despite any technical difficulties. Another quick side note about the video I mentioned in today’s Off The Grid Podcast.. the video with Hatchet Jack (the possum)will be posted up here on the site tomorrow. If you have something to share or any questions please drop me a line and send an email. I would love to hear from you! Thanks again for your patience and for listening!! 🙂


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  • Today’s lesson: Beware of falling off track and getting complacent when you are comfortable.
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