Adam Klaus wrote:Welcome Amy-
Glad you mentioned the Jungian personality types, very interesting to me. Your honest self reflection got me to delve a bit deeper into the framework. Turns out I am a bit of a unique personality, not really any suprise there, but INTJ isnt too common for men in America these days. Go figure, sure explains why I am always hearing that I am one of a kind. So I relate, off in my own little world on my own. But I must say, being me is the greatest thing I could possibly be. My path has come clear, and I am able to harness my unique traits in a way that gives great meaning and value to my life. So all I can say is to enjoy who you are, trust in your talents, and be you every day. I wish you great satisfaction on your path.
Alder Burns wrote:Your post is quite unique and I find myself coming back to it again and again trying to figure it out! Not sure if you want a guru, a mentor, a boyfriend, a father figure, or ?.....
If you're really interested in experience, you could check out WWOOF and the wwoof/volunteer section of this site. You might well find some long-term opportunities in specific fields that way. Many people and communities want newcomers to visit/volunteer for a specific period (with plans retained for life elsewhere in case it doesn't work out), to make sure all is compatible before further opportunities present themselves. If it's education you're after you might consider a PDC or one of the longer permaculture apprenticeships, such as are offered at Geoff Lawton's place and no doubt elsewhere. These can be pretty pricey! (I always thought it quite an achievement of capitalism to invent a system where people pay you to come and do work for you!) But knowledge will be transferred in a deliberate and organized fashion, which you could get otherwise, but only by multiple wwoof experiences, diligent study of the texts, and plenty of self-motivated research.
There are permaculture sites and people near you....have you checked them out?
What about an intentional on-line correspondence, or simply diligent participation and reading on a forum like this?