I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m been doing a great job at pausing a bit more… breathing a bit better… and honoring my time as I should. Taking in all the moments. Being grateful for where I stand. And appreciating all the beauty that surrounds me. Here’s to a productive and positive week.
The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful day. Lately I’ve felt the weather shift a bit and I’m enjoying the cool breezes and crisp air. Autumn is upon us and I’m not complaining. Our veggie garden is still thriving but needs more care. The tomatoes are the only plants producing less but we got soooo many these last few months that I’ve been able to share with others. The cucumbers and peppers are going strong and the green beans aren’t done yet. Plus, we have lots of lettuce to pick and new plants starting to grow, including spinach. This is my happy place. Our garden gives me peace and allows me to be productive while relaxing AND it’s just so gratifying. This process is a life lesson we all need to be reminded of: If you work hard, have patience and put love into something it will flourish and give you many gifts. This applies to everything. And I’ve truly lived it with my business. I put in the time, the love, and the most work I’ve ever done to grow Gray Star Design, sacrificing many things along the way. And it’s all paid off. I am in the midst of rebranding the biz and giving my website a full makeover, which is long overdue. I am restructuring my services and excited to offer new packages. Looking forward to sharing it all with you soon! For now, I am enjoying this view and ready to take on the day. Wishing you all an amazing Thursday.
A little peek into our vegetable garden, aka: my happy place. So far everything I planted is thriving and it’s just so gratifying. We have lettuce, broccoli, green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, basil, parsley and cilantro. Lots of our favorite things to eat. Growing food, or just about anything for that matter, has been such a love of mine. And lately I’ve felt a calling to be closer to the earth and plant all the things. I have a vision… and dream that one day hopefully soon we will have a little farm on our property. It will be filled with tons of vegetables and fruits, along with flowers. I imagine it being a beautiful and magical place, as our small garden is now, and becomes a local spot for organic produce around our town. I don’t know all the legal hoops to get to that point but it’s something I would like to work toward. I truly enjoy doing this so much and Gray Star Farms doesn’t seem so silly to me.
Anyway, just wanted to share a special place I love with you all. I come out here every morning and throughout the day to water and observe and then at night one last time before our day is done. It’s a big part of my daily routine. I am so grateful to have the space to bring this garden to life and proud of what we created. Nature will always have a place in my heart.