Part Time Homesteading While Working Full Time
Part time homesteading is not easy when you are juggling the demands of a job outside of the home. Work-life balance is so important especially when your home environment includes maintaining a farm. It can be challenging to meet the needs of your family, animals, gardens, outbuildings, and a traditional house.
When I am at home, cooking, cleaning, gardening, or spending time with my family, I am truly content. But I also enjoy my career and the financial security and benefits that come from earning a paycheck. The company I work for will be acquired in early 2017, and I will be laid off. I have decided to approach this as an opportunity to step away from the corporate world. Will becoming a fulltime homemaker work for our family?
When both adults are working full time Monday through Friday, the weekends are spent trying to get errands and chores done, committing to social engagements, and trying to squeeze in a few hours of relaxation if possible. If one person is at home during the week to complete a lot of those obligations, it would free up the weekend and more energy could be put into the farm that we love so much. We could replace the fencing in the paddocks, and add a few more gardens!
This is an exciting proposition but it is also scary. I always talk about living a simpler life, and being prepared for whatever happens next. But what if my husband loses his job, too? This is where faith comes into play, and trusting that the preparations that we make will see us through the difficult times that are certain to arise. Our adventure continues….