Tracy’s 2009 Update!
Happy, Happy, Happy New Year!
Can you believe it? We made it to 2010!! When I was a kid, I remember calculating how old I would be in the year 2000, now I’ve made it to that mile marker and beyond. What an amazing year it has been. So many of my dreams have come true and life’s abundance continues to astound me. I’d love to share some of this past year with you…
First of all, Ai’ala and I made it through our first year together. She lights up my life in the most amazing ways. I am incredibly grateful. As the months go by we grow closer, as the hormones lessen and the relationship deepens. We laugh, giggle, smile and cry. She took her first steps on her birthday and now runs! Although her spoken vocabulary is still relatively small, she understands so much.
Secondly, as a community, we are bustling! These last two years saw our core grow. Don’t worry though – there’s still plenty of room for you to join!
In the summer of ’08 we held our first successful internship program. For this program we invite people to come live with us for a month. They get to experience community life, living on a farm off the grid in Hawaii. They also get several permaculture classes and community living skills classes. The program has become a big hit. This winter, our 2010 winter program begins Jan. 13th and we have a waiting list and will have to turn people away. This program gives a way to share our vision of sustainability with others. My dreams of teaching where I live have actualized.
This past summer we also hosted our first truly successful permaculture course – thanks to Jay Ma of the Living Mandala Group.
Aside from that, I just want to share how blessed I feel to be alive. I live in a beautiful place. I have two families – one blood, one chosen. I feel loved by them both. On the farm we grow a huge percentage of our own food – so delicious and nutritious is the norm. If you haven’t had a chance to come visit yet, I highly encourage you to do so.
May this New Year bless every one of you as much as you can stand! Your hopes and dreams can come true!