Many people aspire to improve things at the beginning of the year. They may look at aspects of the prior year and vow to do better this year. Of course this often includes becoming physically healthier or learning a new skill. Or it could be to reach for a more fulfilling job or make the plunge into self employment. But almost always there’s a critical eye cast on our finances from the previous 365. Questions bounce in our heads “How could I do better this year? Save more? Spend less? Be more mindful with my hard-earned dollars?” Here are the top 3 home-finance books in my own bookshelf.
- Taylor-Made Ranch Homestead Blog
When we found this piece of paradise in Northeast Texas we knew this would be where our future was to be found. As we stood next to the cobbled-together gate and viewed the overgrown and cluttered property, the old and broken fences and the tattered 1880’s barn, it was apparent that we had LOTS of work ahead of us! One step at a time we drew closer and closer to the life we dreamed we could live. Living where we do has taught me a new appreciation for the beauty God has blessed us with each and every day. I notice the small things more – the beauty of the first tiny spring flowers to peek out from the sleeping grass, the graceful hawk that calls to her young as she teaches them to fly, and the amazing array of colors present on a butterfly’s wings. I try to be as gentle as I can as I tread on this land and in this life. I’ve learned to improve our garden soil so that I can produce more of what we eat & to preserve the rainfall for garden irrigation. I’ve learned about the price paid for convenience foods in currency, health and environmental terms and I’ve begun to make many of those things myself in a healthier & less expansive manner. I’ve become so much more aware of my environmental self, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to make small changes that have a real effect. One step at a time I find that I’m rediscovering myself. I’ve heard the phrase “Bloom where you’re planted” and I’m so blessed to have been planted here!
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