Ashley's Random Thought Of The Day: I'm In Illinois And It's Really Weird...

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  • JustABloke reply We did the same for our parents and helped them sell up, kinda sad (especially for us kids to see our parents leave the country) but it was also exciting. We got involved in the building process of their new home in Rarotonga, the South Pacific. Take lots of photo's, video's of EVERYTHING while you still can. We never had this technology in my day, 20 years from now you would be so glad you did. I know your heart will always be a part of that land, I think Jessica mentioned in a few videos back she just wants to get out as well. I feel the hurt you guys are going through but you guys are writing your own chapter in this book of life, we are fortunate that you share with us. Todays target 2km run with NO stopping, not looking forward to it.
  • [ – ] Flying_Purple_Pizzas reply Thank you, Ashley, for checking in with us and letting us know how things are going! There was a time in my life that I would go back to some of the places I grew up in and it felt really weird. Eventually I grew bored doing that and I stopped. I also left town so that helped. The past is the past and I'm moving forward to new adventures and letting old things go. It feels good. Less weight to carry. But it takes time. It's great of you to help out with the house the way you are. It looks like a big job. I'm sure your parents are very appreciative for all that you do. I look forward to the next video!
    • therunningrebel parent reply Yeah, I think the fact that I don't live here in Illinois will help. Honestly I never even wanted to come back here to my mom and dads house because it's right next to the farm, but they need help and so I'm here. lol once this is all over with I'm never coming back to the farm. It's just too weird and sad. Yeah, they've got A LOT to do, but we got quite a bit done yesterday and I'm sure we'll get more done today. :)
    • [ – ] JustABloke parent reply I still go back to the places where I grew up but not often, too hard to forget the past, lots of good and bad times.
      • therunningrebel parent reply It is really hard to forget the past! I think especially when it involved your childhood. lol after this I don't think I'm ever going to come back here to the farm, but I'll still be coming to Illinois, as I've still got family here.
  • [ – ] therunningrebel reply That's really neat! Haha I did! Last summer and over thanksgiving and Christmas I walked all around the property, took a bunch of pictures, and just kinda said good bye to it all. Right now it makes me really sad to look at all the photos, but I think you're right, one day I'm going to be very glad I took all of those pictures. :) plus while cleaning stuff out we found a bunch of old family photos, so I'm taking some of those home with me as well. :) Yeah, it definitely will. I'm sure she did. We're all very attached to that land and the outdoors in general. It where my grandpa who I was very close to lived, and taught me quite a bit about the outdoors and farming and what not, and then he died in that house when I was 9 years old. So I always felt really close to him again while I was there and now I'm not going to have that anymore. And my dad also taught us how to live off the land there (that's where I learned what kind of ants to eat ;) ), how to grow a garden, hunt, fish, work...more on cars, etc. It's where we grew up and had all sorts of fun adventures, so there are a lot of really good memories there and it's kinda hard to let it go. Lol one day I want to have my own farm. That's my biggest life goal, I want to be a farmer when I grow up. ;) Awesomeness!! I hope that went well for you! :)
    • JustABloke parent reply Having a goal is half the battle and you're already growing produce, your family's legacy continues 🙂 As for the run, my goal accomplished, in fact I could've done another 1km but didn't. You know that feeling when you feel good after a run and you look forward to tomorrow :) I wanted to leave it at that.
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