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Plants and the seasons…

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Have you ever been in a no man’s land? You weren’t angry or particularly unhappy but there was an insatiable craving for something other than what you had. Enough OFF to be unnerving, like somehow you weren’t doing what you were meant to be or living up to your potential or something. So, I’m there, but add some guilt, shame, and disappointment with my own expectations and impulsiveness and for someone who usually flies by the seat of her pants and doesn’t give two shits, this is uncomfortable. I’m fortunate enough to have an amazing network of friends, they’ve been kind enough to humor me and listen to my insane ramblings, the truth is that no one else can get me through this slump except for myself. It’s time to get off this loop, it’s time to stop doing the same old shit, it’s time to change.

 

Elizabeth Gilbert poignantly pointed out, ” I’ve never seen any life transformation that didn’t begin with the person in question finally getting sick of their own bullshit.”

 

I spent all week cleaning house, rearranging furniture, purging, cleaning out closets, donating extra stuff and filling my home with even more plants. I cared for my garden, I slept in when I could and I probably drank way too much beer. I’m not trying to reinvent the wheel, I just want to let go of the blockages and find my place.

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How green does your garden grow?

Yummy Fried okra straight from the garden

Yummy Fried okra straight from the garden

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Community garden plot

Community garden plot

It’s no secret that I don’t have a green thumb, though I love gardens and flowers, I inevitably kill them. Luckily I have a partner who knows what he’s doing! We have a community garden plot that’s only about a mile from our house and a few containers of tomatoes, herbs, and eggplants scattered around the front yard. There’s something so amazing about growing, picking and cooking your own food. There’s no question of where it came from and it’s so awesome to see the midgets react to eating food they’ve helped grow too! We also tried our hand at pickling and the first jar is delicious! Can’t wait on the others to be ready to eat! Tons of plans for the upcoming seasons crop and much more cooking from scratch!