D and I have always had the same vision of our ideal future.
The ideal place for raising children, living organically, and spreading peace and love to those who we meet.
This mutual dream has held us together during some pretty rough patches. I think it's so important to have the same vision for the future, and while our present seems to indicate that we are quite opposite, our shared vision always manages to prove to me that our differences now will become our strengths then.
Obviously, having children is a big part of our mutual hope and dream for our future.
But we have other some very specific desires as well.
Right now we reside in the concrete jungle that is Toronto, Ontario. And while we live outside of the downtown core, and thus we have more trees and grass up here, we still can't look around us without seeing towering apartment and condo buildings.
And we hate it. H.A.T.E.
We hate the traffic and the noise and the ignorance and rudeness.
We hate the rush and the bustle.
We hope to buy a parcel of land - SOON.
It's pretty expensive, even further out from the city, to get a decent parcel with a fair amount of acreage , but we are saving up and also keeping our eye on foreclosures/land auctions etc.
Once we have said parcel of land, we will probably be completely broke, thus having to start saving again to build our home on it. I'm kind of excited to be "land poor" though - we plan to buy a trailer (and use my interior deco skills and D's handyman skills to supe it up so it's the coolest trailer you everdidsee) to live in until we can build what we want. We haven't fully agreed on what style of home we'd like to live in, but treehouses, log homes, and underground bunkers have all been discussed.
We will plant seeds, have *some* farm animals, for milk and eggs (working on D to become a veggie. Almost there).
I'm also thinking I may like to be able to homeschool my kids. This is not something I am 100% decided on though. I feel that social interaction is absolutely vital and would not like to take that away from my children however if our plan goes as we hope, we would have not just our family living on our land.
We would also open our land up to like minded individuals and ideally have a co-op/commune/kibbutz type environment going. All of us working to sustain ourselves and our happy, peaceful lifestyle. Away from violence, away from hatred, away from intolerance.
I know, I know. We should've been hippies. Man, we would've made great hippies...