clearly i didn't make much of this page in the past year as i had planned to, but we also didn't make much of the community. due to conflict within the community and the criticizm against it, all public posts regarding our lifestyle was halted and this page was taken down. unfortunately the conflict was on a very personal level that involved trust. and needless to say, trust is very valuable and absolutely crucial when it comes to a community lifestyle, or any relationship that one would expect to function properly.
that being said. many lessons were learned through the trials of community lifestyle, and though temporary i have stumbled into it once again. however this time, it works a lot better. the community here is smaller, five 'permanent' residents [2 female, 3 male] between the ages of 21 and 50, and a small dog. we have 2 or 3 community members that spend a lot of time here and contribute, but do not permanently reside here, and many more who come through on a weekly basis.
myself and the youngest resident are the only two that carried over to this place from the White House, i was one of the founders, and he came along near the end as a chronic couch surfer. i didn't know him before he appeared at the house, but in the months he stuck around he proved himself trustworthy. in the final moments of the White House, i decided i would take him with me until he can find a place to stay. we share the master room dorm style. it's taken a few months to get used to, but now that we have our schedules worked out, we are comfortable with our varying sleep patterns and work schedules, so we know when is best to sleep, and when we get the space to ourselves.
this setup was only meant to be a month or three, and we have found ourselves together still 6 months later. it will likely be another few months before anything changes, so in the meantime there's still much to learn. since i'm trying to get back on the blog kick, i think i'll jump back on this page and write about experiences and lessons learned from the previous house, systems that seem to work at this one, and possible plans for later in the future. things like meals [again], finances, and getting the best use out of the available space.
besides living like a hippy i've been keeping myself busy working fulltime as a warehouse supervisor/resident hippy for a major chain, using the money i make doing that and investing it into other projects such as gardening permaculture style, and helping others learn how to do the same. also attempting to regain my health after a couple years of sickness and depression, and i'm keeping track of that journey on yet another blog entitled The Sage Thrive Challenge. that's all i got for now folks.. thanks for reading! i WILL return...