When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a pioneer. I vividly remember picking chokecherries with my great grandmother at the lake and telling her that. I had a passion for old things, old tales, and a different way by the time I was entering Grade 2. I wish I could blame it on the Little House books, but my fascination began even before I started reading this.
What in the world has made this crop into my head you say? It's the game, FrontierVille, which you can find on facebook.
I recently started playing it out of boredom. It has you clearing rocks, chopping trees, etc. I actually don't even enjoy it. I find it appaling that I'm doing it by myself, without a husband. I have to build a fortune before a husband can be sent...ludicrous I say! If I'm breaking my back, he should be breaking his!
Now bring things back to reality...the fact is that I couldn't have handled it. I'm not necessarily talking about the work-because I'm a very hard worker, but the extreme isolation. Right now, I feel pretty isolated and it's taken its toll on me. I feel cut off, apart, and alone. As much as I embrace where my life right now is-it's hard. And I certainly haven't had lady luck leaning my way. Seriously, I couldn't have been a pioneer-I'd tell the little girl, join a dance hall and dance your socks off...don't go to the prairies...