I joined a while ago and being that I have never posted but consistently dig through the forums for info I have decided that its time to introduce myself.
Here is who I am in a nut shell.
I am a young man who is originally from Florida. Growing up I loved nature and I couldn't get enough of it. Slowly and surely I was sucked in to the mainstream mind and it is what led me 2000 miles away to California. When I was younger my goals were simple, be a millionaire, have a large house, drive a rolls royce phantom ( which I must admit I still love), and use my millions to chase all my dreams and endeavors. I moved to California to go to school and make my dreams a reality. Florida is where I grew up and California is where life happened. In a span of 4 years I went from feeling that anything was possible to feeling that everything was hopeless. Family issues forced me to literally overnight start supporting myself. Being a young college kid who loved booze and pot you can imagine that I was very successful at managing my expenses. I dropped out of college to work more and eventually found myself with no money, no home, no degree, no job,and no hope. This is right around the time I found permaculture. I like to describe my discovery of permaculture as something that found its way deep into my being awoke the child in me who in turn kicked my own a**. I luckily started dating an amazing girl who was supportive and helped. Her family also offered me their home which Is where I currently reside. After being unemployed for about 6 months I got a job and used my first paycheck to take Geoff Lawtons Online PDC. Throughout this whole time Ive been reading as much as possible often daydreaming about the future I want for myself homesteading and living in the nature that I love. Now I am just planning and saving. Having to start from having zero has definitely been a challenge but I am determined that I will leave this modern day slavery one day and start the next chapter in my epic journey of life. I find my self luckily only having student loan debt and unfortunately having student loan debt. My current goal is to get debt free and start setting the stage for the other goals. Well thats all I can seem to fit in this nutshell.
Thank you all who post! Your information has been helpful throughout the last couple of years and I can't wait to start building relationships and contributing to an amazing online community.
"God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." - John Muir
Thanks Felipe, seems you actually redisegned your life once you met permaculture. I've gone through the same sort of mind reshaping experience and it's awesome. Strange to see how life sometimes seems so difficult and instead the solution is there in front of us maybe just behind the next turn, or tree. The path is long and permies makes it feel less difficult. Share if you can and want to.