How do you know when you are ready to begin something big? How you know when you can handle a new pet? How do you decide when you are ready to expand your family? When do you feel ready to launch a blog or take a new job?
What if those are the wrong questions?
I think the right question to ask is, “What one step can I take toward what I want?”
I’d like to introduce you to the three newest members of our household: Honey, Rosie and Queen.
I have wanted to have chickens in the backyard for years, but each spring the chicks appear in the feed stores and I feel unprepared. I don’t have a coop, I don’t know what breeds I want, I don’t know how to take care of them. Chickens live for a long time – 8 or 10 years for some breeds. I have trouble imagining my life more than a year or two from now, so making an 8-year commitment has given me pause every year. Until this year, when something shifted and I knew this was the spring we were going to buy chicks.
Raising chickens is my new big thing. These are the small steps I took that made my big thing not so scary after all.…