Today's post is the third in my guest post series: Making Time for What Matters. Be sure to read the pieces by Emily McKhann and Peter Deitz too!
Magpie Girl: care for creative souls. You can follow her on Twitter at @magpiegirl
In my urban setting, it does not make financial sense to plant a vegetable garden. Not one whit.
The organic seeds and starts cost more than what I
save by buying less produce. The four jars of beans I managed to put up
will be gone before winter even starts. And the $12 worth of seed
potatoes I bought last spring made just one batch of potato salad this
So why do I do it?
Because my 12 year old made that potato salad and the look of pride on her face was fan-freaking-tastic, that’s why.
Because every day at 3pm when I feel like I’m getting nowhere with my career, I can go into the backyard and see, with my own eyes, that things in my life are, in fact, growing.
Because watering from the rain-catch barrel makes me feel virtuous.
Because the puppy digs gleefully in the compost pile while I weed the raised beds.
Because every year, in just-spring, my youngest daughter ties a ribbon to our first fruits, and we are filled with gratitude.
You can make time for what matters most. Not what makes the
most financial sense. Or what is most time-efficient. Or what seems
logical. But what matters.
And yet, these things will bear tremendous fruits.
Pride. Gratitude. Nourishment. Joy. Beauty.
(So totally worth it.)
How do you make time for what matters?