I endeavoured to take a decidedly more relaxed approach to my writing this week. Instead of stressing out when my writing wasn’t very good or I couldn’t think of the right word, I’d just get up and walk away from my computer to do something else. Normally I’d stare at my computer until something came to mind. Instead, this week I decided to just walk away and not try to force something that wasn’t there. I’d go and get my groceries, or take some photos or just sit with the chickens. It was so liberating and SO different from my normal way of doing things. This little change had a huge impact on today’s blog post.
There isn’t one.
It’s amazing how little work you can accomplish when you give yourself permission to avoid work. I’m thinking of applying this little gem of a workplace ethic to laundry, dusting, taking out the garbage and maybe even bathing.
this is the me, living my life as a slacker
So instead of the post I had planned for today which is still sitting somewhere in the back recesses of my brain, probably just behind where I store my highschool locker combination, I have a question for you.
The question is based on a few requests I’ve been getting lately about gardening.
It seems as though some of you are a little unsure about this whole vegetable gardening thing. You want to do it but you don’t want to fail.
So I’ve come up with this little survey for those of you who are starting to think/worry about growing your own garden.
So back to this business of not forcing yourself to work on something if you aren’t in the mood. I know it resulted in a bit of a change of plans for today’s post, but it all worked out. The posts I did eventually write (after petting my cats, hanging out with the chickens, teaching myself to play one chord on the guitar and drinking enough coffee to float a boat) were good. Who can forget There’s a Mouse in the House? Or what might be my favourite DIY EVER? Plus I’m going to find out if there are enough of you out there to warrant sitting my ass in the kitchen 1-4 nights this spring to help you finally grow a successful vegetable garden.
I can’t recommend you all just up and walk away from your work. Especially if you’re, say … a daycare worker. Or a bomb diffuser. But I can recommend growing a garden.
Have a good weekend! And if you’d like to read the story behind the picture of me slumped at the bottom of the stairs, you can read the whole thing here.