People actually click this tab? I’m not sure if I should be worried or flattered ;) I didn’t realize trying to find a half-way decent picture of me, and coming up with a list of exaggerated credentials would be so hard. I’ve thought for a while about how I could make myself sound totally awesome and instant BFF material, but nothing is coming to mind. So here’s the best I could come up with, take it or leave it.
I’m a professional baby maker, nap enthusiast, aspiring runner, wanna-be BMX Biker, sock-folding specialist, organizing nut, and cheetos addict. I enjoy experimenting with new recipes on my family, and testing out our prayers as we eat them. I love not caring what people think of me (except God & my fam), and living each day as if it were my last.
So Why the Blog?
I wish I could say if something happens I’m going to stand at my front door passing out all my food & supplies, but I’m not (unless you have some Girl Scout cookies). I’ve come to realize being prepared is a personal decision people need to make for themselves. No one can do it for you, unless maybe you still live at home with your mom (which I would be, but she kicked me out awhile ago).
Being prepared to me is much more than waiting for a disaster to happen, it benefits my life everyday! This blog is to help those who are ready to help themselves. Getting prepared can seem very overwhelming, leaving many people ready to give up before they even start! I know that is how I’ve felt many times (still do some days :) That is why this blog was created – to help simplify the process of getting prepared. I try hard to take the confusion and excuses out of being prepared and simplify it for everyone. It really can be fun & easy!
I hope each of you will make the decision to become prepared, better yet, if you are ready to commit go ahead and join us!
My Reality Check…
A few days after Hurricane Ike hit I went to the store as soon as it re-opened to get some food for my family. I wasn’t expecting to find what I did… bare shelves!
Anything left that looked remotely edible people were desperately grabbing at. All I could do is step back and wonder how in a matter of 3 days we had come to this. The kindness and compassion people once showed towards one another was quickly turning into selfishness and survival. Who could blame them though? Our lives depend so much on having food at the stores and gas at the pumps, that most of us literally don’t know how to survive even a week without them.
I may have walked out of the store empty-handed, but I left with a determination to become more self-reliant. I vowed I would do all I could to prepare myself and my family. I never again wanted to look my children in the eyes and apologize that I spent my money and time filling my closet instead of the pantry.
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