November 9, 2020

How In the Corn’ Pickin’ Hell Do I Get There From Here?

by christopherabdo




My goal is to go from an apartment dweller to a regenerative-suburban-something. I don't know exactly what to call it yet, because I don't see enough of these-type-of-people out there and I'm not sure if there is really an official name for it, so here's what  this regenerative-suburban-something is: 


I want to live by a city. I want the goodness I bring to the natural world to spread to others easily...this is not easily done living 3 hours away in an eco-village. 

I don't mind be on "the grid". In fact, I want every damn modern luxury I can get...so long as it enriches the life-long health of the planet and the people living on it. 

I want to get as close as possible to the natural way indigenous people lived...while making it close enough to how we live today, that I can show the bridge from "typical American lifestyle" to the "new American lifestyle we can create together that actually benefits nature and humans". 


So I don't know whatcha-wanna-call-it. I'll call it regenerative-suburban-something for now. 


What does regenerative mean though?

"The key to regenerative agriculture is that it not only “does no harm” to the land but actually improves it, using technologies that regenerate and revitalize the soil and the environment. Regenerative agriculture leads to healthy soil, capable of producing high quality, nutrient dense food while simultaneously improving, rather than degrading land, and ultimately leading to productive farms and healthy communities and economies."

Taken from Regeneration International...check them out here.


Yeah, that. How the hell do I get there from here? and make it fun and contagious? How do I go from apartment dweller to regenerative suburban something that's inspiring others to try the same? Not only that, but how do I express that every metric of my health, happiness, success and relationships have improved by pursuing this and can improve if done in the right order of steps...???

and how do I narrow all that down, to what exactly I can do in this moment to move towards that? 

How do I express that the very little I've accomplished so far in moving towards and modeling nature has helped me overcome multiple dilemmas in my life and simplified my life all at the same time? 


This is the story that you'll be a part of, (if you've subscribed) and its the story you can contribute to...and I hope, that you'll make the effort to let me contribute to your story of getting back to nature, in whatever form is helpful and doable for your life right now, while loving yourself, your  life situation as it is and the people in it fully. 

So...I'm going to show you what was my step 1. It might not be your step 1. I want to help you find your step 1..but until you're ready to join in the conversation, I'll be sharing my story and I hope that you get something literally sprouting out of it. 

But for that...you'll have to check out the next post that I'll be doing tomorrow. 🙂 




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