The Flying C Urban Garden

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Who We Are

Hey, there! I’m Cori. I live in the heart of Red Dirt Country in Norman, OK, where I work full time as a cardiac RN.  My husband of over 25 years is retired military, and works in real estate. We are a very typical American family: three kids, two jobs, pets, and a tight budget.

About the Flying C, and a life lived simplyDiscovering Minimalism

In these last few years, we have done something we had never done before in all our years of marriage: we started living well below our means, simply so we could pay for our kid’s colleges.  In doing so, we started an unintentional journey towards a life lived simply.  It wasn’t always gumdrops and rainbows, but we managed. We sold our giant money pit of a house, and moved into a rental half the size. Two years later, we downsized again.  Somewhere along the way, I discovered minimalism. It’s a road map to the kind of life I wanted to lead.  A  life with less stuff, less busy-ness, and less stress, With more time to be together, explore new interest, or just hang out and be lazy. 

I want to plant a big garden, raise funny-looking chickens, and maybe get even a cow or two. The mini ones, that you can graze on a few acres.  I want to learn to be a better cook, learn Spanish, and someday I’d like to see a little more of the world. These days, I dream of these new experiences, instead of new stuff. (Well, ok, I dream about building a house, too. But just a little one.)

Enjoying the Journey

I feel like I’m on the cusp of something truly amazing.  As I continue on this journey to a life lived simply, there are other things I’m exploring as well.  We’re eating real food and cooking at home instead of buying processed foods and take out. I’m taking steps to minimize waste and our impact on the planet. I started a garden, with plans to freeze what we need, and and maybe sell the rest. I’m even doing a little bit of yoga these days. I am living a slower and more intentional life.  I’d love for you to join me!