Anne Miller wrote:To me where we live is not much different from living on a "deserted island". I have my dear husband for support and that is all I need.
I also feel I am my own support system.
N. Neta wrote:
Actually, Anne, I can totally relate.
I’m the same, and so is my wife.
We are our own support system.
I’m not looking for emotional support, or even social… but more for a support in things go wrong in the world around us…
We can’t grow all our food, we don’t know how to fix everything we own, we can’t build everything we want on our own…
Abraham Palma wrote:A support system is when someone in your social network becomes worried because you are not where you are supposed to be.
N. Neta wrote:So… I’m sure we’re not alone when choosing to homestead off-grid, so I’d like your suggestions, recommendations and ]
Lorinne Anderson wrote:N Neta: I am not 100% sure what your definition IS of a support system...
Is it friends, confidants, buddies you are seeking? Is it Psychological, Medical or Behavioral support? Is it like minded Permie types to swap idea's with? Is it ways to make money/be of service?
Lorinne Anderson wrote:there is absolutely no reason in this day and age that you must rely on those in shouting distance to be your verbal/emotional support system; with the internet, phone, video chat etc. you may find your "best friend" lives halfway around the globe, and you may never meet in person, but they know your deepest, darkest secrets, and are ALWAYS there for you, at least virtually!
For me it would be more about being able to call someone and ask for whatever it is that I need at the moment, KNOWING - that the person would say “yes”.
John F Dean wrote: I quickly realized that being alone also meant I was independent and free from social restrictions.