Gardening is an activity that I began 4 years ago. I had always wanted to garden, but it was 4 years ago that I finally felt like I could take it on. In these 4 years, my garden has flourished and my garden has failed. Each and every year I learn something (actually many things) that I did not know the year before. This year, I learned that I am NOT a gardener that is good at or enjoys growing lettuce or herbs.
Now, lettuce and herbs are things that I adore eating. They are plants that I have always grown, since the start of my garden. I have tried, and in some years, I have succeeded. They look beautiful and then….they flower. I let them go a day (okay, maybe two) too long. It causes me anxiety trying to keep up with harvesting them, and that’s why I am cutting ties with this futile pursuit after this gardening season.
This is a HUGE life lesson for me. I am trying to embrace it with all I have since, though it sounds really funny, it is one thing that I struggle with in life: saying no. I am a person that believes that I can do anything. I take someone saying that something is hard or can’t be done, as a challenge. But when it comes to growing lettuce and herbs, I have other gardening strengths (like growing eggplant) that I would rather spend my time on. I don’t need to do it all.
So, I am saying goodbye.
To lettuce, basil, cilantro, and parsley: There are many farmers that will be glad to grow you, and from them I will buy you and enjoy all you have to offer (which is a lot)!
I still love you, just not in my garden….
P.S. Mint and rosemary, you are welcome to stay because I am not sure that I could get rid of you even if I tried. 😉
I am finding Motivation Monday incredibly inspiring and motivating! Started by Barb from A Life in Balance and Stephanie from Confessions of a Stay at Home Mom, I have enjoyed reading this link-up for a long time now. It is a great way to start the week!