Leaving Footprints on the Sand of Time

Jodie Weston Jodie Weston  |  Updated: September 5, 2020
Leaving Footprints on the Sand of Time

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At Backdoor Survival, we have come a long way since 2010.  Back in the day, the term “prepper” was a new-fangled term for “survivalist” and the movement, as I like to call it, was just beginning to come out of the closet.  Since then we have seen the coming and going of the end of the Mayan calendar, Fukushima, and too many natural disasters and terrorist events to name.

What a wild ride this has been!

That said, in every journey there comes a time when it is necessary to step back, re-evaluate, and then move forward again with renewed spirit and energy.  This is especially true with blogging. You research, you write, and you educate.  Then you pause, think about the next step, and start all over again.

During my last “stop and think about it” break, I came to the conclusion that it was time to take Backdoor Survival to the next level.  It was time to dig deeper into the basics while at the same time expanding the content so that the requirements of more advanced prepper’s were met.  It was time to bring in to a team.

Leaving Footprints in the Sands of Time | Backdoor Survival

Today I am stepping down from Backdoor Survival as I turn the leadership over to a new team led by Ewen Finser and his colleagues at Owl Mountain.  Going forward, they will be managing the site and be bringing you so much more than I could even think about doing on my own.  It is all good, I promise.

The Next Step for Gaye

For years I have counseled you to live a strategic life. Now it is my turn to follow my own advice and work less and enjoy more.  As I posted on my Facebook page, this week I stepped up to retirement.  Can you imagine?

Seriously though, my initial plan to get my garden going and organize my preps.  After that, the sky is the limit as I embrace a joyful life.  Okay, truth be told I plan to occasionally write about wellness, happiness, and comfort over at my Strategic Living site, just not on a full-time basis.

To say I am excited is an understatement.

The Final Word

Footprints on the sand of time is a phrase from a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, describing the mark that great individuals leave on history.  I am not implying that I was great, but I do hope that in some small way I have made a difference in your life.

In my last “Final Word”, let me simply say that although I may not personally be here to coach you on a daily basis,  I will still be here in spirit, wishing the best as you prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

May God bless.

Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation!


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63 Responses to “Leaving Footprints on the Sand of Time”

  1. Gaye,
    You will be very much missed. Your blog was the first about Survival that I’ve read and definitely my most favorite. You inspired me to stop and think about things in a different perspective and to begin my journey of learning to be more self-reliant. I’ve learned so many things from you and have tremendously enjoyed reading your blogs. Thank you so much for being you and I hope that you enjoy this next phase of your life as you truly do deserve it!! God bless you and your family!!

  2. Sweet Gaye,
    I think I have been with you from the beginning and will miss your always excellent guidance and great ideas. I wish for you every Blessing in your new and deserved more relaxed life. You have certainly earned it! Yes, you have left “footprints in the sand of time” and we wave good bye sadly.
    You will be very missed.
    God Bless,

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