Location: Tualatin, Oregon, United States
User Type: I am Serious about moving to an Eco Village
Last Activity: 05-04-16 (View blog)
I've always been a tomboy, a nature girl, smart and shy. Even though I achieved many of the hallmarks of what I was taught (what we were all taught) showed that a person was successful in life, I always felt like I never quite fit into this world. I never felt successful, because none of that mattered to me. I wasn't fulfilled. And the "better" I did, the less fulfilled I felt. I felt selfish for not being happy.
I recently realized that all my life, I've just dealt with whatever came my way; I never got behind the wheel and drove my own life. I did what was expected, what others said was important, or just accepted whatever was on my plate. I went along for the ride, bumping and bouncing, and hoped it would be ok.
It has taken me a while to gather the courage to reach out online. I need to find others who share my passion for nature, the Earth, the human soul, community, simpler living, peaceful living, and fun times. To me, it feels like we've all learned to be unauthentic in order to protect ourselves from each other and avoid social judgement. In the absence of of actual compassion and love, we've embraced other pain management methods: hyper-consumption, constant stimulation, disrespect. But those methods are much like taking Advil; when the medicine wears off, that pain, or the thing causing the pain... it's still there, gnawing at you.
I am very much wanting to embark on a simpler, sustainable, fulfilling lifestyle within an existing community, or even to start my own community. I'd like to find others who are on a similar journey and are serious about it.
My plan is this: sell my house, quit my job, buy land, find like-minded friends. So far, I'm in this alone, and that's definitely NOT what I want. But I do want out of the rat race, and that's how I plan to start.
I have a fairly solid and detailed concept of what I am looking for, and will be posting more (see blog). The short version is that I want to be part of a small village of folks who believe life is best experienced within a smaller, simpler, self-sustaining context; where the focus is on creating amazing relationships with each other, living in concert with Nature, and getting back to the basics.
I am highly interested in developing nature-based living skills, as in learning to make my own food, craft my own tools and materials, and survive as much as possible off what the Earth provides us. I really feel that our technological development has far eclipsed our moral/ethical/cultural development, resulting in a world that teetering off-balance. I'd like to make a life for myself that isn't about money or stuff; an intertwined existence that celebrates the intricate beauty of the universe, and brings out the best of human nature: love, creativity, compassion.
Lots of communities I have found are striving to reach out and remain part of the larger world, and that's wonderful. We need those. I just want to be clear here and say, I am not trying to change the world. For now I just want to live in balance and be happy. And my dogs come too! I am open to future possibilities.
|Interest Level In Eco Villages:||Very High|
|Time frames that you would like to move into an eco village:||Near Future - 6 months to 2 years|
|I would move into an eco village:||Quickly - In one go|
|My preferred village type:||Village divided into Kin Domains|
|Preferred Size of Village:||Small Community - less than 20 lots|
|The group I belong to is is:||Just Me|
|Stage of Development:||Aspiring to Gather People|
|Looking for new people?:||N/A|
|Holidays or Retreat Space?:||N/A|
|Offering Eco Village Tours?:||N/A|
|Provides Holistic Healing?:||N/A|