Bloom Where You Are Planted

I keep repeating this to myself as I sit alone in my apartment. Not totally alone, mind you, as I have Charlie. But as a girl whose entire life has been spent living with my family, this place feels empty. Not only did I move out yesterday, but my brother and his wife, along with my two nephews and niece, moved back down to Tennessee. So you see, a lot happened all at once. And…

Change

What is it about change that makes us so uneasy? Change is constant. Never-ending. And yet, though we’ve experienced millions of changes, we still fear the outcome each time. Maybe it is human nature. We fear what we don’t know or quite understand. I like to think, in general, I’m pretty open to change–to harnessing that fear into courage and viewing everything as one big adventure…

Easy Raised Garden Beds

After swearing up and down that I was going to get my raised beds built over the Winter, or at least early Spring (Ha!), I finally buckled down and kicked myself into gear this week. The large garden plot we’ve used for the last few years has steadily given less and less. The soil is depleted (it wasn’t good soil to begin with) and whilst I should have focused on feeding…

Who I am

I’ve asked myself the same question lately, in one form or the other, constantly: Who am I? What do I want? A few months ago I realized I don’t know the answers anymore. I’m in my mid-twenties, and I know these are a time of discovery. Of seeking. Of learning and growing. And I feel it, every day, in a thousand different ways. I’m slowly evolving…

Making the Most of Your Winter Farmers Market

I have to admit, I didn’t even realize I had a local Winter Farmers Market until just a few weeks ago. Is this really surprising, though? I mean, it’s me! I remember my friend once telling me, “You always miss everything cause you’re constantly looking in the other direction!” It was about a cute guy, but still! The statement holds. I am constantly looking in the other…

Week in Photos

This week has be looong. I’ve worked non-stop since Sunday, and three of those days were doubles. So suffice to say, I’m a little tired, ya’ll. Tonight is my last shift before I’m off for the weekend, and yesterday I came down with a pretty gnarly cough. I’m not feeling too sick, yet, and I’m just hoping to get through the night…