I started a new garden this weekend. I’ve had the pots for awhile, as well as the soil, and I could have started sooner, but I’ve just sort of been nesting for the last 6 months. This is the first place that’s been “mine” in 12 years, and considering how the last few years have gone, the last 6 months in particular, I suppose I’ve just needed to be a hermit for a little while.
Not all of the seeds I’ve planted during this time have been good ones. A lot of the last 6 months have been overcome by apathy and giving into depression. Of course, that’s something I’ve been fighting for a while, but lately I’ve been a little more inclined to let it overtake me.
However, every new day is a new start, as is every new week, month, season, and year… if you want it to be. So I’m hoping these seeds will help inspire me. Not everything I’ve tried to grow in my life has prospered. Many haven’t even blossomed, but many have, and those blossoms are enough to give me hope for more.
The challenge of being a gardener, and also a member of the ADD generation, is that I have to work on my patience. Although it’s only been 2 days since I’ve planted my new basil, avocado, tomato, pepper, and cucumber seeds, I find myself watching the soil in anticipation of that first sprout. Nevertheless, patience is a virtue that has always served me well in the past when I’ve been able to sieze it, and I’m confident it will help this project thrive as well.
As far as the other seeds I’ve been planting, they are mostly ideas. Like I said, some have not been good seeds, but some of them have. The Cowboy Cabaret, and its upcoming companion book, have been the most enjoyable to watch sprout over the last year, and I’m looking forward to seeing the blossoms continue to bloom. Beyond that, I feel like I am ready to plant some more.