Life From Scratch

Melissa Means author of The Simply Creative Life blog

meet Melissa

city girl gone country

Hi, it's nice to meet you! The Simply Creative life chronicles my journey as a city girl who fell in love with a country boy and is learning to live a slower life. Join me as I learn to make things from scratch, grow things, and simplify my life so I can step off of the corporate hamster wheel.

My why

I am a mom, grandma, and partner who has been a hairstylist for 25 years. I grew up on a farm but moved to the city in my teenage years and quickly acclimated to DoorDash and assigned parking. A few years ago I got sober and decided to make some radical changes in my life. I am currently a full-time student and pivoting from the salon to the world of social work. I have ditched the hustle and bustle of the city for wood stoves and gravel roads.

There is an adage that says choose your hard. Cooking from scratch is hard. Making ends meet on a low income is hard. Growing your own food is hard. But so is working in a corporate rat race, giving up time with family for career, and robbing from Peter to pay Paul and keep up with all the payments. This life is not easy, but it is so much more fulfilling and I cannot wait to keep growing towards self-sufficiency and away from dependence on the outside world.

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