And now, Shasta gets real… To be honest, this blog has become an example of many projects started and abandoned throughout my life. What first begins full of steam, once tedious drops line by line until off the priority list completely. Unfortunately that has been the case for this blog, and at times, for Saba Cooperative as a whole.
But that does not mean things have been slow or stalled for Saba members. Exactly the opposite! Evan, for example, built an earth sheltered tiny home at Bardo Farm and then began an adventure as an “ant” in Wheaton Laboratories “ant village“. This project is unique and inspirational in so many ways and we are very proud to support and follow him through his experiences here at Evan’s Permies log.
Rich Angell continues to expand his skills as a permaculturist through completion of the Permaculture Design Course at D’Acres. He is ever pursuing his passions of music, farming, yoga, fermenting, brewing and wildcrafting (to name a few).
Other members continue with their unique passions and goals including arts, natural health, parenting, social activism, community building, and spirituality.
As for me, all my dreams came true. I opened a treatment program, a clinical practice with outpatient and supportive housing services for individuals struggling with addiction. I accomplished what I spent over 10 years working toward with regard to higher educational pursuits and direct service experience. I opened an office in New Hampshire and a section of the Domes to clients who needed care and began building my treatment empire.
Unfortunately, once I got there, it became clear it wasn’t where I wanted to be for many reasons. Rather than detail each reason now I will focus on the main and most important: Personal Authenticity.