Future Authoring Letter

Letter Date: 28th November 2023

Hey Emma,

Let me just start by saying thankyou for what you’ve done, because of you I’m now able too…
Emma – am able to . . .run my farm and business without compromising my quality time with my partner, kids, dogs and horses. I have time to train the horses and compete a few times a year.
I am able to fund and enjoy an overseas trip once a year, and camp and do local trips a couple of times a year.
I never stress about an unexpected vet bill.

Bruce – to sleep soundly at night not worrying about money and how to cover an upcoming expense.
My older daughters are provided for and thanks to my flexible working arrangement I am able to spend real and meaningful time with Tilly and Alice.
My first book has been published, I am working on my second and I have just been booked for my first speaking engagement.
The time and space Emma and I have created means the shed is full of competed projects and two underway. The club have just called and asked me to spend Saturday with the newest member. I am able to do so, because I have time in abundance.
The wisdom and discipline you showed has helped me to achieve…
Emma – I have made a truly sustainable hobby farm, and I have been involved in community teaching and broader conferences to share the knowledge and learnings from our farm.
I have seen the places I wanted with my partner, and some of my friends. We have given our children a childhood full of space, love, and new experiences.
I have finished creating a barn where all my horse gear, as well as all of my Grandads old things, are safe and protected.

Bruce – I work for myself and my time is dictated by what I want to do, rather than needing to earn a living.
Emma and I have built a home and a life where is time for each of us, time for the two of us, and space for us each to enjoy our hobbies.
The two generations of my daughters have a home with us.
Because of what you learned and how I gained, I’ve been able to increase my impact. Here’s just some of what you’ve made possible:
Emma – I have made a truly sustainable hobby farm, and I have been involved in community teaching and broader conferences to share the knowledge and learnings from our farm.
I have seen the places I wanted with my partner, and some of my friends. We have given our children a childhood full of space, love, and new experiences.
I have finished creating a barn where all my horse gear, as well as all of my Grandads old things, are safe and protected.

Bruce – I work for myself and my time is dictated by what I want to do, rather than needing to earn a living.
Emma and I have built a home and a life where is time for each of us, time for the two of us, and space for us each to enjoy our hobbies.
The two generations of my daughters have a home with us.

In case you were wondering if it’s all worth it, let me assure you that… 

Emma – every hardship we endured to get here is worth it, a million times over. This is the life you want, and you’re actually happy.

Bruce – It was and it’s never too late to start
I know you worked hard and made sacrifices to make the lifestyle I now live possible, so let me walk you through a typical day so that you know what’s head of you…
Bruce – Breakfast as a family, work from home with Emma after taking Tilly and Alice to school. Time for lunch with Emma and work wrapped up in time for school pick up and afternoon sport. Dinner as a family planning the weekend’s activities and our next travel adventure. Kids out to bed and either TV on the couch with Emma or some time in the shed tinkering with motorbikes or aeroplanes

Emma – Wake up with the sun, not to an alarm. Enjoy breakfast with my family. Once Bruce leaves with the kids for work / school, head outside to go about the daily business of farm life. Good lunch break, catching up with people in the community about upcoming events. Horse riding after lunch, followed by afternoon farm things. Back inside in time for Bruce and the kids return to help cook, and dinner with my family. Chill time with the family, or time spent reading or oiling tack before bed.
Lastly, I need you to know that…
Emma – It is worth it. This, having this life, has made you happy and allowed you to give back. You’ve been able to look after your Mum in the way you hoped and raise your kids in the way you dreamed. Every day is a new day full of challenges and love, and full of the possibly of tomorrow.

Bruce – that all you needed to do was make the start, take the first step. You’re finally leading the life you dreamt of and it was worth all the effort