Early Lessons From A Garden

Have you been wanting to try something new? Possibly learn to cook a new type of food, how to play an instrument, or what about taking a belly dancing lesson? I hear it’s a great core workout.  

Well, this year the hubby and I decided to venture into the world of gardening – the veggie kind. We really have no idea what we’re getting into, but know we want the outcome to be lots of delicious hand picked veggies.  

It can’t be too hard, right (insert winking face)?

The raised beds were installed, the organic soil was purchased, and we were on our way to pick out our plants.

To an outsider, we looked like two kids in a candy store. We may have picked up a few too many plants for our space. (Oops!) But the idea of heading outside to pick a few fresh veggies was just too appealing.  

How will this play out for us? Thinking about the uncertainty, I thought of some early lessons from the garden that also play out in life.  

  • This new garden adventure is full of uncertainty just like life! The more comfortable we can be with uncertainty, the greater the reward and the chance of having an enjoyable life.
  • Life offers us many choices. Just like we have a choice of what kinds of veggies to plant in our garden, you get to choose how you want to show up in your life, who you want to hang out with, etc.
  • Life is full of irritations whether it is pests in the garden or day-to-day irritants.
  • Some of the most unattractive tomatoes can be the most delicious. Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be enjoyed.
  • A garden needs lots of attention to thrive. We also thrive when we listen to the internal voice letting us know what we need. Not the voice that tells us all of those stories that are just not true!
  • We grow as humans just like our vegetables. Would you really want to be the exact same person a year from now?

Have you ever tried your hand at growing a veggie garden? If so, let me know in the comments below what is the greatest lesson you learned.  

As always, should you have any questions or want to connect, you can reach me at hello@anneeppley.com.

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