As much as I hate the song, I find myself thinking “how many roads must a man walk down, before you can call him a man?”
Within the last 6 months we’ve bought a house, started this whole ‘City Sufficiency’ journey, and now we have a car. It’s suddenly starting to feel a lot like adulthood.
Not that either of us can drive without someone else present (as we’re still on learner licenses), but it won’t be long before we can take ourselves to the supermarket, the vet or wherever else we need to go, without relying on public transport and shanks’ pony.
Having a vehicle doesn’t sound very self sufficient in one aspect, until I think of how much it will allow us to do – and until I can build my own computer from scratch and create my own internet, our journey isn’t looking for total self sufficiency anyway.
But it’s a big step forwards – and another learning experience for us to balance, alongside the garden-growing, chicken-keeping and house maintenance that has quickly become our home life.
I’m sure there are still roads to be walked, but now there are many to be driven down, as well.