Time on my Hands

February 17, 2010

I knew when I quit my job I would have room to breathe and ponder and in general just catch up with the world around me. I feel thankful, but most of all I feel inspired. Remember a few years ago when The Secret came out, and then Oprah trampled down that same road and we all were throwing our needs/wants into the universe wishing and hoping for them to become reality? I’m right back there. Oh yeah, the vision board from 2008 that is on top of my refridgerator is still not complete (my friend E is gasping out loud right now, since she has probably complete 3 or 4 in that time). I’ve pulled it down, and am in the process of deciding what more I want/need. I feel pretty lucky already.

I won’t go into details, but since I started this vision board so many of the things I wanted to do or things I wanted to bring into my life have happened. It’s a little weird. I decided it was okay to add a few material goods (just a few!) that I really wanted, but I haven’t gotten those yet. Like the super spendy Sabina handbag that I’ve been coveting for almost a year now and they likely don’t have in stock anymore at Anthro. Boo.

So when I started this process I created a vision board including my vision for love, my home space, personal/self help stuff and family. I feel like I’ve accomplished quite a bit in the past few years, but I still have a list of things to work on. I still desperately want my own garden, but since I live in a condo I just signed up for the Spring Garden Crew through Seattle¬†Tilth so that I can get my hands in the dirt and learn more about organic gardening. They also have a Comprehensive Organic Gardener course that I’d like to take (depending on my employment status of course).

For now this is my  patio. It is looking a little sad at the moment. I usually find a few accent pots at Anthropologie (big surprise). I love shopping for new plants with a variety of colors. My favorite plant right now is the Hellebores (in my swan planter). A gift from Sean to spruce up my patio a bit. So sweet.

The Japanese Aralia has gone gangbusters and does really well in the NW climate. My rosebushes from last year (seedlings I bought online) haven’t quite taken off yet. One is doing better than the other. We’ll see how it all turns out now that Spring seems to be right around the corner!

So off I go to dream a little and see what else I’d like to add to my vision board. Stay tuned…

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