Dear Paul Wheaton and those at the Lab,
I am absolutely star struck at Wheaton labs, no exageration. This has to be the best oppurtunity on Earth. Since december, after dropping out of College, I've devoted all of my energy into reading these forums, watching youtube videos, studying biodynamics and Rudolph Steiner's "spirit science" and through this reevaluating the way of life I was living on Long Island. Although LI is 118 miles and that is my birthday, this island has served its purpose and I truly believe me and my older sister Taylor have gotten all we can out of this place. People here are very emersed in the mainstream way of life that leaves them tethered to this absurd wasteful system, I seek to disconnect from that and move onto a new sustainable chapter in my life for I know that is the only way. Ever so often I hear my tribes call. The hardest part is going to be leaving my younger two sisters who are in high school and are already begging to come with us...one day. After researching and developing an innerstanding of permaculture which seemes to have been apart of my path as it was just so natural for me, I also began a permaculture food forest, hugelmound and back to eden garden among other things. However my parents are "leveling" it because it does fit into their narrow minds, I guess they dont want free food? Its okay I made sure my younger sisters will get to have the food they deserve as I planted 1000s of seeds around my property. That is one of the reasons I had to leave and have been camping and being a nomad as clearly they arent aligned with what I want to do with my life, sorry Mom and Dad but I dont want to go to medical school and waste my life on chasing the cash. (Not sorry)
Nevertheless, with their support or not, community living is definetly calling my name. All I've ever dreamed of was to live off the land and recconect with Nature and nobody can hold me back any longer I am going to do what I am meant to do. I am 19 and Taylor is 21 and both of us are ready for this coming journey and I truly feel that we have found where we are meant to be. We are eager to get on the road and begin our adventure and all it will entail. We are motivated like never before to bring this about. I've been working at 7/11 to acquire the funds to go cross country and although its been quite the learning experiencs, I have had enough being around that energy...lotto, cigs and alcohol... I am definetly at a crossroad in my life and I feel as though there are infinite poissibilities. Both Taylor and I want nothing more than to be apart of Wheaton labs and leave the rat race FOR GOOD never to return. So much to say!!! So many layers to peel back!!! I just love writing its so powerful in manifesting. Before I leave I have a few more things to do to leave my mark on this island...all will know that community oneness is the answer and permaculture is one of the keys. There is just so much for me to learn I shall continue binge watching your podcasts and youtube vids. I anticipate any response.
~Zach and Taylor Simone