The Call

In the words of Marianne Williamson: "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small doesn’t serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."

"To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Settling In

Well, we are finally settling in.... our space is small. We are busy downsizing when so many are longing to upsize or what do they call it??? Supersize! 

We are seeking a slower, simpler way of life.... more time to be present and appreciate what we have. We have been too busy to say much except we feel peaceful and we are having fun!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

We Love Brookings, Oregon

On The Road Again

Another day in the life of the Bacons - this is our waiting period. We are in Sutherlin today but we were camped out in Brookings last week. We have been looking for jobs and housing in Brookings, Oregon for several weeks now. We still have applications in for a couple of jobs. No news on jobs or housing but we are cleaning this big house for the last time, packing and loading up to leave. The homeowners return next week. We have now lived in this house longer than they have. We are loading up to camp in our tent indefinitely... until something shows up in the way of employment and housing.
There are 2 nice State Park campgrounds near Brookings and 5 primitive campgrounds (pit toilets, some water) within 15 miles of Brookings.  Today's plan is to head out on Monday, June 11. Tomorrow and Friday we have rain forecast again and then a dry spell. Our first week will seem like heaven because we found a great deal for 1 week and it is the only week all summer it is available! Check it out! This is where we will be living next week.