Updated: May 28, 2020
What are we doing y'all? Do we even know? Really?
The instructions on this blogging template tell me to say something here that will be engaging for the readers. Welp, I'm just going to 'talk' and hope that you're engaged because in the words of Octavia Butler, "I'm comfortably asocial" so I'm not truly sure what engages people these days (#INTP problems for real).
We don't know how to blog.
But we figured we'd try. We'll try because we really feel that it's important for folks to know that there are regular folks like us who can and do make this kind of lifestyle work. Because #respresentationMatters and we represent a whole myriad of different groups which overlap one another: Black, Latinx, Asian, 1st generation kids to #immigrantparents, blue-collar, and #returningcitizen to name just a few.
I won't promise that we'll be good at this, or even consistent, what with all we have to do to build a homestead from scratch on land that we bought site-unseen, but I will promise that we will always be real. We're not sugar-coaters, O and I, and we're also not entertainers. There's Netflix for that!
So this is how this is going to work:
Whenever we can or whenever we feel like there's something that's educational enough to share, we'll log into this Wix account of ours and start writing... or rambling, guess it depends on the mood and which of two of us are sharing (you'll notice with O, he's a man of VERY few words!). We don't have money for fancy cameras and equipment so the pics and vids, just like the content, will have a very grass-roots type of feel. "Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can" said Arthur Ashe (Fun Fact: my mother made me read his memoir, Days of Grace, when I was in middle school...if you get yourself a copy, try a small bookstore #shopsmall)
We are not experts at #offgridlife either, so don't try this at home, kids! What works for us might not work for you.
Because we are inspired. And because sometimes we're fun folks! And because really, you know you just want to see what's going to happen, lol! And we're all for it. So here goes nothing!
Ase & Light,
B & O