I feel silly writing here, but seeing as I spend almost all my time on the land and I deleted my social media, I thought I'd give it a try here.
I'm a North American born Lithuanian who moved to Lithuania where I recently bought my dream land where I hope to start a food forest (here's a video with all my intentions. I won't go out and say what I'm looking for something specific because though we often think we know what we want, we're often mistaken and our wants change with time. That said, I'm open for whatever comes my way. It would be fun to build something with an equally curious female who's into off-grid living.
About me, I'm INTJ. I'm an aspiring writing and I like to make art that I mostly never share to the world. I've built up a high self-esteem, so I don't care too much what other people think about me, nor do I seek outside recognition. I'm eternally curious and obsessed with learning about everything from nature to philosophy, psychology, and self-improvement. I'm into spirituality, however, I don't believe in any religion (though I'd like to learn more about Buddhism). I've traveled much of the world over the last 4 years, mainly by hitchhiking, searching for a place called home. That's what sent me out of North America and eventually to the land of my ancestors. I hope to return to traveling once my food-forest is set up, but until then, I'm searching for a way of living with nature, independent from the system, growing my own food, yada yada. As for my flaws (as told to me by close friends), I can come off as judgmental, especially against behavior that's unconscious and unsustainable (mindless plastic consumption drives me wild). Otherwise, I pride myself on my stability physically and mentally.
Summer's coming and though I'm skeptical anyone would come this far north, the offer still stands to visit/stay with me on the land (not far from the capital, Vilnius) and live off it. The nature here is amazing and seeing as this will be my first summer living here, and though I like the idea of community's I don't know what I want until I try it, so let's try something!
Ah, Vilnius... Read a lot of tales about that town! If I get a half-decent job this year, I might actually manage to visit around there next summer ^-.-^ Wondering what languages to learn...
Reciprocal "About page":
Greetings, fellow introvert? I'm a 28-ish maiden of the INFP-t type, i.e. far from perfectly controlled. Most people tend to see me as good company for the first few weeks (and then the Extrovert in them sorta pulls them in counter-current, to parties and drinking, while I've gotten too tired and lazy to even meet every week and had gotten a backlog of good books). Not a fan of social media - mostly because I have my fair share of "timewasters of the month" and adding constant friend feeds to them will be too much. Like a khan's lament goes: "I have 12 viziers, each of you talks this flowery talks for 2 hours a day, when am I to sleep?!" Besides, my shyness, "1984" and my (somewhat limited) computer knowledge make me reluctant to jump onto that bandwagon and otherwise I feel like a stalker - reading, but not writing. Not like most of that reading is too interesting, either. Oh, and another thing - I try to explain, not just shout out "It's the gospel truth!" and it usually becomes a TL;DR. Not a social media format!
I'm a wannabe writer, drawer and builder of an arid wildlife sanctuary-cross-farm on the other side of the globe. Not really fanatical, in most respects. Have grown up with a food garden, but haven't been able to re-create it in Australian climate and permacultural low-till tenets. Learned to spin wool, like cheese, but can't quite figure out the trick to having farm animals and not eating them, too. Dream of greening the world and writing useful computer games (so far thinking of combining mindless casual gaming and permacultural knowledge - no reasonable result found yet), or, at least, app-like permacultural tools (seems like nobody got far with those). Know which side of the hammer is which.
Found like-minded people in Barbara Sher's Scanner books and a lot of niiice concepts in a few Aikido, Alexander Technique and Natural Vision Improvement books (they correlate with some permacultural classics, too!). Adore old movies with actors who have a personality (partly because I get confused who is who, but, hey, Jon Pertwee is much more interesting to look at than most guys on this year's "Most handsome actor" list). Looking out for some books rumoured to be very interesting, but very out of print. Can't abide big cities for great lengths of time, love both trees and books. Though have found that books can be made from hemp, bamboo, you name it - half the "weeds" of the world work, if only somebody takes the effort. Getting hemp allowed to be grown here is a task that's not yet won, but it would be so much better than cotton... Oops, Australian crops are besides the main point of an "About me" spiel. Ah, well, yes, I can get distracted and jumbled. Pardon me for not editing the message to high-school/uni report standards. Let's say "I don't like to mislead anybody" and call it a night?
"Oh for a book and a shady nook..." Dancer, reader, learner, Scanner, de-desertificator. Current reading: a book about Wales.
Think of how stupid the average person is. And how half of them are stupider than that. - Carlin But who reads this tiny ad?
Building a Better World in your Backyard by Paul Wheaton and Shawn Klassen-Koop