Hey Prepper Nation, We preppers spend a lot of time and energy on getting ready for hard times, but what if the you-know-what doesn’t hit the fan? How about if you take your last breath at age 101, with your loved ones whispering in your ears: “What are we going to do with all this stuff?”! Will you think, as your brain blinks out, “Durn, wish I had done all those things I wanted to do, instead of spending all my time grinding wheatberries!” It’s important to live your life and get all the joy that this world can give.
Everyone should be interested in prepping, but don’t make it the only thing you’re interested in. Human beings have a natural curiosity, and the potential to do things that no other living creature can. Don’t think you can’t fulfill a lot of your non-prepping goals just because you’re serious about getting ready for times of trouble! Take us, for example. I like to paint. Not fenceposts, but on canvas. I’m not good at it, as my painting above clearly illustrates, but I enjoy it and it gives me some relaxation and a sense of accomplishment when I put the final paintstroke on that canvas.
There is More Than Preparedness
I like to read about prepping, self-defense, and homesteading, but I enjoy the occasional horror or sci-fi novel, too! I go to museums and art galleries from time to time, and I collect old books, mainly 19th century Bibles, medical books and atlases. Nurse Amy is an accomplished photographer, and you can see her photos at Amybecerraphotography.com. Amy and I raise tilapia as part of our aquaculture/aquaponics experiment, but we also breed (and show) Bettas, otherwise know as The Fish in the Vase, or Siamese Fighting fish. We also have parrots and a Bearded Dragon lizard. As you can imagine, all this plus our main interest (Prepping, of course), leads to days that are pretty much packed, but very enjoyable. If you have an urge to travel, do it now while things are relatively stable. Take that class at the local community college, or volunteer with your local church or youth group. You never know what you might see or who you might meet, and it could be the most satisfying thing you ever did! A life is a terrible thing to waste. Make sure your life is rich, not monetarily, but in the experiences you have and the positve impact that you have on others. If Nurse Amy and I can do it, so can you! Dr. Bones