Build a yurt and embrace the natural world and your own inner nature? Molly Caro May does that in her excellent and insightful book The Map of Enough.
My takeaways: Follow your dreams; they will lead you where you need to go. And, everyone struggles to accept and love parts of who they are; taking time to slow down and listen to what’s going on inside will surely help you get there.
Some wise words from the book:
Make friends with the act of repetition, with the fact that . . . learning [doesn’t] happen in a linear way, that it require[s] going back over our same glitches, feeling our same feelings, until one day they simply [aren’t] there anymore. We all regress in order to grow.
I could never be part of all the important moments. I could only tend my own, even the ones that felt unremarkable.
What would happen if every single human, in one collective moment, revealed the impulses within that didn’t match the image we each show to the world.
What, indeed. . . . There is a vividly authentic life inside each one of us, just waiting to be lived.