Gearing up for mothers day, bridal meetings, dahlia planting, weddings, and hopefully tucking about a million and one babies out into the field once this torrential rain lets up. Boy, this spring is one for the books!
To everyone I owe emails and phone calls, they’re coming, I promise!
This week I heard mumbled, ” being the jack of all trades and the master of none” in reference to my wild, flower filled life. Hmmm? I acted like it was funny when she said it but that comment really stung.
From the outside, it does look like a blur of heavy labor, beautiful flowers, exhaustion, obsession, joy and bubbling over excitement. If you need things in order, my life will likely break you out in hives ;)
Yes, there is a pile of dirty laundry in the basement taller then you or I, every dish in the house needs washing, the lilies are days past watering, the cats need fleas drops, I haven’t cooked a real meal all week and the chicken run is a puddle of mud… but there are too many wonderful things that I want to experience and be part of night now. So, we just work around the mess, eat a lot of gluten free pizza and move forward through these crazy days.
I want to dive head first into all of these glorious weddings that have found their way to me. I want to deliver van loads of packaged flowers in the middle of the night. I want to add another greenhouse, another batch of roses, to fly to California to take a workshop from one of my heroes…. the list goes on and on.
In my heart I know we’re on the right path and somehow we always manage to keep all of these balls in the air. But sometime those naysayers on sidelines, with a twinkle in their eye, just waiting for me to fumble get under my skin.
But falling is just part of the process and the faster you get up, the faster you’re back in the game.
These two quotes are my anecdote to the negativity:
Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.
The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.
both by Oprah Winfrey