When did you first realize that a simple life was what you were headed for and wanted? I knew at a very early age probably aropund 5 or so that all it would take for me was a small spot of land and a nice cozy cabin to make me happy. I was trying to build small ''cabins'' by the time I was old enough to go outside. it was like destiny. It just felt so right to me. I never wished for a huge house etc. the simple stuff is what I wanted. A nice cabin with a fireplace and furnished with simple things like in times way before I was born. I was always transfixed by mountainmen and movies like Jeremiah Johnson etc. When I was 36 we were on vacation and as a joke me and my wife went into one of those psychic/voodoo type places in New Orleans. It was the first time in years I was all clean shaven and businesslike and the first words out of that womans mouth was "you have an old soul. I see you as once long ago a trapper or mountainman type" I dont buy into that kinda mumbo jumbo but there was absolutely zero about my appearance that would allude to my interest in those very things. Five of our friends went in and they were everything from civil war soldiers to simple farmers. It seemd odd she picked that out for me. I have lived in everything from a one bedroom apartment to the monstrosity I have now. All very nice. All would make most people proud to have. I have a huge nice house with all of the amenities and I am still wanting to build that lil cabin out back. I have decided its time to live the way I feel was my destiny. Starting tomorrow I am going down to the back corner of my property and I am starting to fell some big old nice poplars. I am going to build my cabin becuase every day I think about it. Everyday I long for it. When I am done I am getting rid of this house. The sooner the better. Its paid for and it appeals to me as much as a blister on my heel. Its nice but it just isnt home. Its almost as if it is in me down to my very soul. That it was meant to be that I have that cabin I have wanted since a small child. I have felt as though something has been missing most of my adult life and it has become to be known to me that it is my cabin. So when did you find ''your calling'' and know it was absolutely the thing for you?