The newness of beginning a new life will lose it shine after a short period, often since many of us are not thoroughly prepared to live like many did just 50 years ago. Gone are the late nights of partying and running to the store every other day. No, now you rise with the sun and may even work late into the evening to get chores done. It is indeed a simpler life, but that does not mean a slower or dull one. When you have your own place, working to get it to producing all the goodies you think you want and need, it becomes a whole new mind set that can get out of hand pretty quickly.
As in relationships and other situations, there is a honeymoon period where things are Hunky Dorie and full of wonder at getting started and finished. These days are filled with all sorts of projects that will give you the sense of being tired. Physical and emotional tiredness will hopefully be relieved by your comfortable bed.
You diet will probably be so much better now too. Home cooking is one that is both an art and joyful. Main ingredients that come together to form the basis of the energy that allows you to meet the challenges of the new day at breakfast, and shores you up for continuing your workday around your place. Then finally a dinner/supper, for a break in the day for nourishment and game-planning on what needs done before dark, before the end of your day. If you are the one working outside the homestead then you will find probably something new each day if you commute home daily or a sense of wonderment at all the new things occurring while you are out of reach. If you work outside the homestead, I request you keep in mind that you have a loved one working at home and a treat is always a good idea. At first it might be flowers, soon it would turn into a favorite food that you both enjoyed and no longer head out for. Or maybe the new tool or supply of something that would make the homestead move forward. The memories are really handy to be made. Hoping I am drawing a good picture for those of you that are heading out on this journey. Hoping I am bringing back some good memories of the good one days when you were just beginning a new homestead.