It’s been a pretty long time since I’ve been on here. I’ve missed posting about the wonderful Spring herbs and early crops from the garden. I’ve been remiss in posting photos of the dozens of medicinal herbs growing here on my property that bloom in Mid-Summer.I haven’t crafted many herbal goodies, so there aren’t even any photos or stories to share about that.
We’re pretty much past our peak garden harvest now. The plants are starting to die back, and the bounty wrapping up (at least here in our garden beds). All I can say about this lack of communication on my part is that 2018 has been ROUGH.
Without getting into the particulars, its enough to say that for many of us, 2018 has been a year of CHANGE. For my family, it feels like the rug has been pulled out and we’re flying blind: many endings, and some new beginnings that we’re not quite sure about yet. Change is never easy, especially when it triggers deep emotional responses and scar tissue from the past. This has been my experience this Spring/Summer, and I have been pretty bummed out, not taking time for my work, and generally feeling crappy. I’m sharing this, not as a group therapy session, but to explain why I haven’t been in this space for many months.
I woke up today and realized that if my work is ever going to take up the space in my life that I want it to, that showing up here is vitally important. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that school started this week, and that now I have a minute to breathe.
I’m also feeling hopeful today in a way that I haven’t felt much in these last few months.
So here’s to new beginnings, to showing up, and to weekly blogs, new classes, and some levity in life. I know that 2018 has been really tough for a lot of us. Let’s forge forward together. As I said to a friend recently: “onward and upward.” The time is now.