It’s been quite a while since I have written in this space.  My last post I shared about something new that was happening for our family and for me personally – I was stepping away from a career of almost 20 years to start a completely new business.

It meant turning all my time and attention to building my new business, getting it off the ground and making it profitable.  It also meant stepping away from this space for a time.  In all honesty I wasn’t sure I would be back or not.  Not because I didn’t believe or love what I was writing and doing in his space, but one thing I’ve learned in simplifying life, you can only be in so many places at once.  Often it’s best to concentrate on one big thing at a time so you can give your very best to what’s in front of you.

Now a 1 1/2 years later I’m ready to jump back into this place.  The Bear Creek company I started is still thriving and moving along but beyond what I could have ever dreamed.  What started out as a small construction cleaning & salvage company has morphed into a full scale construction company.  Along with our standard construction offerings we just launched our Studio Trailer product under our Bear Creek Creative Division.

Think Tiny House Movement but instead these are Tiny Studio spaces.  Spaces for the mobile entrepreneur, Studio Artist, Event Planner or for anyone that needs a mobile office or studio space to work on location or from your backyard.

It’s been very exciting developing these units and bringing them to the public.  You can check out more on our page StudioTrailer.net.

I personally love them for a lot of reasons but the biggest reason is how well if fits into a lifestyle that we personally have been building and living for the last number of years.  Breaking free from an Overwhelmed Life so that we can truly lean into the things that matter to us the most.  The Studio Trailers have the potential for people to do just that by offering a simple and ready space for work and life.

Now with my husband helping me to co-lead the company and head the construction division, it is allowing me time to return here and tackle some new ventures in this space.

I continue to dream about returning to farming and building a homestead for our family.  For 6 years we homesteaded on 15 acres in Eastern Virginia but returned 2 years ago to our hometown to be close to our parents and extended family.  I have to say I miss the space, the large garden and my chickens.  Town living isn’t quite the same but for this season it is fitting our ever changing family life.

Obviously you don’t have to be a homesteader to live a simple life.  For me living a simple life is simply making a conscious choice to do with less so that I can give my heart and attention to things that really matter to me.  That looks different for everyone no matter if you live in the country or in town.

However, what you will continue to find in this space are articles about clearing clutter, trimming schedules, simple recipes and meals that help bring family together and easy DIY’s to try around your home.  If you’re a homesteader or aspiring homesteader, I’ll be sharing lessons learned from our days running a farm and our journey back to the land – raising animals and growing food for our family.  Basically a little bit of something for everyone.

So thanks for stopping by, for sharing your own life stories with me and journeying together to live a more simplified life.

Keeping it Simple,

Victoria

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