Thursday, July 21, 2011
As my garden comes to life, we prepare to start our new one. There is no haiku today - I have big news to share instead! Enjoy the photos I've inserted of Nicole Harry's infamous H. 'Glamoureyez' - which is reblooming in Michigan right now...
I’m done wading along with the current, enjoying the scenery, splashing about fabulously, but not really MOVING FORWARD in any particular direction. There was a moment in January of this year where I found myself in the same conference room at work, looking at the same people, discussing and cussing issues we did in that very room seven years earlier. Not much had changed. Us or them. At that moment I realized it was going to take a big move to do big things. Current state holds with it certain boons that prevent growth in the direction that I envision for my family. This type of revelation comes with turning 40, I can only assume.
It's time to rip the band-aid off and tell everyone that we are leaving Michigan. On August 5, we are pulling out of Michigan and headed to southern Illinois – Worden, to be exact. Our new home is being built as I write this, on a piece of sunny, breezy, flat, fertile farmland that I have imagined for years (which is also four times the land-size I garden on now!) I hope you will come visit someday.
Oh, yes. What will come of my gardens and daylilies?
It always does.
Words are sometimes hard to say and easier to write, and despite all evidence to the contrary, I really am an introvert. It feels good to let the cat out of the bag and breathe more deeply and authentically about the whole thing. So, if during the fall it takes me a bit longer to respond to your email, Facebook message or return your phone call, you know why. We’re starting our forever and I may be a bit distracted, but I'm still just a click away.