The Bradlands

So here we go

I've had many sites/blogs in the past. None of them stuck. I believe this is mostly because snapshotting my daily ramblings hasn't been appealling long term. But now I have a project: a multi-year endeavor that I don't even know how to start.

The first time I set foot on the Bradlands, after it become my property, I was overwhelmed. I've seen a blank page on my laptop and paper but never confronted it as a physical place. Add the fact that the only long term dream I've ever really had in life is to have a cabin in the mountains on a river. Sure, I've had short term wants and needs but where I've always wanted to end up, the only place I knew I'd be content, is on my porch, on my land, in my rocking chair with book in hand reading to the tempo of my creaking chair and the sound of the river.

Starting to work towards my only dream in life has been unsurprisingly intimidating. The fear of failure is immense. What if my cabin sucks? Why do I think I can actually build anything? What if a bear eats me? Can I really poop in the woods? For reasons I won't go into now I'm at a point in my life where "what ifs" don't carry much weight. I've worried enough for this lifetime. It's time to do and this is what I'm going to do.

The plan is to update the site as I see fit and feel motivated. I'd love to look back one day and see what path I've travelled to achieve my dream. Maybe it will happen and maybe it won't. That's enough of that… so here we go.

-bradrer on Jul 21, 2013