..was the week that we finally exchanged contracts on that magical piece of land. It will be ours in less than five weeks and we'll be living there by the end of the year.
..was the week that Little Eco and I celebrated milestone birthdays. She turned five and I turned 40.
..was the week that our delivery van finally became a camper van.
Photographer: Anna Warr 2012
...was the week that I walked Wildendurance. That's 'Just us' us in green above. I unfortunately didn't complete the entire 100km - but managed around 65 km. I withdrew at 3am, 19 hours into the event, after losing a toe nail. I'm a little disappointed that I didn't complete the full 100km, but am still extremely proud of what I did achieve. I'm also thrilled that I raised $1665 for the Wilderness Society and our team 'Just us' raised $3435. The walk was an incredible experience and I'll definitely be back next year to complete the entire walk.
...and was the week that Daddy Eco left a job he's been in for over a decade.
Last week was a huge week for the Little Eco Footprints household. It was full of change and defining moments. I've always been excited about the future - but at this point in time I'm more excited than ever. My mind is drowning in dreams of miniature milking goats, a rammed earth cottage, being surrounded by nature rather than having to search it out, and connecting with the Hunter Valley community.
We wern't planning this change - but then an opportunity arose and we decided to embrace it. After all, we only live once.
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell