Sorry, there are no photos this time…
Sometimes I get these ideas for projects and start and move onto another new idea before the first one, or others, are finished. How do you not do that?
I have a great idea for my blog, since it is supposed to be to help others. Those two words, “help others” is also complex. Help others do what? Get motivated, learn plant names, make a garden, how to divide plants, take cuttings, preserve the harvest, grow more vegetables in less space? The list goes on and on. SO, I have a lot of drafts…
Making videos would be AWESOME but I only have this camera. Downloading or uploading (whatever you call it) takes forever. I found out there are some cameras, like the Go Pro, that is much better and faster. The thought of doing videos used to freak me out. I mean, I am this old fart who doesn’t have a good speaking voice (in my opinion). I am bald and currently I don’t even have false teeth! OK, maybe I could have left that last one out. But, it is the truth. I am who I am, like it or not, you get what you see. Dirt usually under my nails and all.
This evening I repotted several plants and I thought what a good video that would have made for some folks who are reluctant to do it. It is very simple and something that needs to be done from time to time to keep your plants happy. That is our job, you know, and it is a two-way street. If you want to enjoy your plants, they also have to enjoy your company and care. Taking a lot of photos and writing does take a lot of time, especially if you are me. Every photo has to be properly named and numbered, alphabetically then numbered in order. I have a system but it still takes time especially when I get trigger happy.
SO, I have all the pages to the right with the * which means they are still under construction. I put them on the list anyway to remind me what had to be finished. Then there are over 100 drafts that aren’t visible and so many more that are… I think there will be over 400 pages when I am finished. For those of you who remember, twice before I had the blog and all the pages were finished.
SO, what is keeping me from finishing and being properly motivated? Good question. But, I do have a good answer. I am healthy as ever and still have plenty of energy. BUT, in 2014 something happened. I did something I should have not done and somehow it sucked the life out of me. NO, not drugs or alcohol or anything like that. For the most part, I have recovered but sometimes I still lack focus and motivation. I multi task a little to much sometimes which annoys even me, and I am the one doing it.
Then there are a couple of things I want the world to know about but can’t talk about. One of the reasons this blog is hidden, kind of sort of, and my Facebook is private. It is kind of hard to promote your blog and yourself and do online marketing when you are hiding. But you know what? I think it is time to stop hiding. I am who I am, I love what I love, and I love who I love. The last part is AWESOME so why would I want to hide it? GEEZ! I bet that is making your mind wonder now… I am about to stick my foot where it doesn’t belong. I am a man, human as can be, completely heterosexual and I don’t intend to spend my life alone. I do NOT judge others and I respect everyone’s opinions and lifestyle, their beliefs, etc. We are all unique and that is an amazing thing. The universe is full of amazing things, amazing life and amazing people. It is our bond with the universe and all life around us that makes everything work.
This blog wasn’t just supposed to be about gardening in the first place. While gardening is one of my passions, there is a lot more to life than getting my hands dirty. SO, from now on, my blog will not be just about gardening. It will be about LIFE and LOVE! Well, I am getting a little ahead of myself. But seriously, what if someone loves you and you never mention them in your blog posts? Wouldn’t you think they somehow feel left out and unloved? SO, that has to stop. It is time you know, everyone, that she is incredible!
You all have GREAT and AWESOME blogs and you are such an inspiration to me and everyone who takes the time to read your posts. I am guilty for reading some of your posts and not making a comment and sometimes even forgetting to click “like”. Please don’t think I am not reading and enjoying your posts, though. I am here and I am here to stay!