Saturday, December 3, 2016

The New Normal

I've been away longer than I expected.   I hadn't planned on a mini sabbatical, but
it seems my moods are up and down these days...I didn't want to come back to
this space and fill it full of negative energy.  Sometimes I am superbadasswonderwoman
ready to take on the world and fix it all before sundown and other days I hideinthecornerandwhimpertomyself.   I guess for a while this is to be expected.

I would like to say that I've taken a nice break from the web world, but unfortunately,
I have not.   I seem to be needing that reassurance that others are feeling the same
as me.  And it's funny/strange/odd how we're all coming to the same conclusions....
that the best way to fight the fear and hate is just by living our best lives.   This is not
a "head in the sand" / "hoping for the best" kind of attitude, but more a realization that
by healing ourselves and being our best at whatever it may be...only adds to the positive
healing energy of the collective.

I once saw something from Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love author) about following
your curiosity...that not everyone has a passion, but if you follow your curiosity it
could become a passion.  So, I have decided to follow my curiosity regarding herbs
and healing, to study this science and possibly one day be passionate enough to
become an herbalist.  

I've gone back and forth on this for a while now, feeling that at almost 56 yrs of age,
I may have waited a little too late for that boat to sail.  But I've come to the realization
that I have nothing else to do and I do love gardening, so why not?   Maybe by the time
I feel knowledgeable in what I'm talking about, 60ish will be the new 40.!!!

(old photos of past gardens, but I needed a bit of color today as its cold and rainy). 

1 comment:

  1. i figure it's never to late to embark upon a new adventure.

    i've dabbled on and off with herbs and herbal medicine for a few years now, never very seriously but i, too, am drawn much more toward the plant world these days for some reason. maybe because they're infinitely more sensible than us humans! :)

    my plans for next year's garden are definitely shaping up to be more along the lines of useful-before-decorative and definitely native-only. if living here for a few years has taught me anything, it's that "decorative" gardening is best left for urban and suburban areas...out here, it's gotta be tough and it's gotta have a reason to be here. ;)

    big love! xoxo


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