From your friends at The Family Place: Always stay true to who you are. Don't hesitate to be anything besides a truly happy version of yourself. Surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you. Be nice to yourself and remember that it's okay to make mistakes. Pick yourself up, try again tomorrow, and do it because you believe in yourself.
Living off-grid doesn't mean giving up modern conveniences. There are a number of companies that make specialized off-grid appliances, and while they cost a bit more at the start, they're built to last a lifetime.