Less is Better and More
So far, so good. I’m still here. It is only day 3 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge after all. I’ll try to keep it short and simple. There’s more likelihood of keeping the reader here. There’s more chances of me showing up again and again. I was exhausted trying to navigate on this new page yesterday. I like to play by the rules. I like reading the 2 postings above mine. I like the randomness, the chance of meeting a new blogger, different type of writing. I also like to revisit old friends and those who visit me. It’s a fine balance of finding time and energy to do all that.
It’s a fine exercise – assessing my energy levels and my priorities. I’m always pulled every which way. I’ve never given much time in thinking through. I let guilt and sense of obligation dictate what I do. I’m just awakening to the sense of ‘me’ now. What am I all about? I’m taking time to stand back, to be that fly on the wall, to try to see myself in action objectively. Have you done the exercise?
I’m seeing my slate wiped clean today, all my obligations fulfilled. This is another first day of the rest of my life. It is a beautiful though cloudy October day. No frost overnight. There’s still strawberries coming, though ripening ever so slow. My raised beds of greens are still thriving. And our greenhouse is half finished. It is not as big as we had wanted. But small is better. I harvested 2 ice cream pails of Concord grapes yesterday. Guess what I’ll be doing today? I’ve found an excellent site for dealing with them. Hopefully I’ll have some pies, sorbet or jam soon.
8 thoughts on “DAY 3 UBC – LESS IS BETTER AND MORE”
Being pulled so many ways can be so energy draining but working out priorities is difficult when you have a sense of obligation and duty to others. I hope you manage to find some me time and gain a sense of your own needs, wants and desires. It is something I had been working on for many years and some days I do think I have found me again.
It must be nice to find oneself. Congrats! I’m getting there.
Mmm.. pails of healthy, tasty loveliness! Yummy!
I’ve been gardening too but the overly hot Florida summer didn’t help. Now, the plants are looking happier with fall weather.
Grapes — yum! I just planted my first batch of greens — I hope they do as well as ours seem to be!
You got this UBC challenge! This day 3 post is so hopeful and so encouraging. I look forward to reading your upcoming posts.
OMG those grapes are making my mouth water! I like the new format of visiting the 2 blogs above ours also even though I usually try to read them all. I’m happy we have so many newbies this month Get busy and make your jelly!