Do you love what you do? Do you do what you love? Do you wake-up excited to start your day?
I got a lot of sleep last night. The most I can remember in ages, nearly ten and a half hours, which is unheard of for me, lately anyway. And me feeling rested, really rested, is much like Magda on speed in the movie There’s Something About Mary.
In any case, the sleep did me well. And today, I woke up, surfing through my thoughts. Anxious for the chicken coop to be done so that the trio of hens can join us soon. And my next thought was relief. I applied for the Urban Farm Certification Program last week and then I got a response from the program director, letting me know that she received my application. She had a St Louis area code. Uh, oh. Maybe my dream is a pipe dream. I can’t go to St Louis for a year to learn about Urban Farming! But alas, I got another email yesterday which showed two sites that completed the certification last year… in the Twin Cities… Whew! Okay, back on track.
So I’ve been thinking. When I started Walnuts n Pears, the blog, it was phase one to my dream business of having everything for living a healthy life, mind, body and soul, all under one roof. And my plan this year was to start teaching some classes, of which I did a handful, but now, I’m thinking maybe this concept could become a reality even sooner. If I take the certification course, if I start teaching classes, if I turn my yard, garden and home into a classroom, then perhaps this thing, this dream, could become a reality. Maybe I could offer the parts and pieces (a small store) to go along with the classes… I’m thinking out loud, or on paper, or well, virtual paper anyway, as a way to get my thoughts out there. As a way to have you and the universe give me a little feedback.
Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply is one of my favorite stores. I love their concept and they are a great resource, but they are in St. Paul. What if there was something similar, yet different, in the Minneapolis side of the world? Would you come? The owners of Egg|Plant are great, I wouldn’t want to hurt their business, I would like to add to it. Feed off each other, maybe?
This concept excites me. Urban Farming excites me. Plants and animals excite me. Meditation calms me.
It’s funny, I saw a link on my Facebook page today for Urban Farm Magazine. I love that magazine. I love growing things and I love teaching others how they can do the same. I’m always anxious to learn more. I think if you stop learning, if you think you know it all, then you truly stop living. I hunger for more. I love learning new things, whether it’s better ways to do what I’m already doing or something brand new.
So this might be it. The stars just might be aligning. The “What do you want to do when you grow up?” might be coming to fruition. The funny part is, I have never really known what I wanted to do when I grew up. As a child I wanted to be a teacher. I guess that part of me is still there, but just not in the traditional sense. I come from a family of teachers on my Mom’s side. All of my Mom’s sisters either were or are teachers and while my Mom wasn’t a teacher for her career, she’s a tutor now that she’s retired and she absolutely loves it. It makes sense that I too would want to teach, right? But not always, not day in and day out. But occasionally, yes! I have too many other ideas and too much bottled-up creativity that I need to be able to use as well. So what better way than turning Walnuts n Pears into the place I want to go.
Walnuts n Pears – Living today for tomorrow’s generation. A place to come, learn and share ideas and resources for today, tomorrow and the days that follow. A little gardening, a little planning, a little planting, a little crafting, a little cooking, a little meditation, a little of this and a little of that, all fun stuff that is centered around living a mindful and sustainable life.
Obviously, I have to do a little more in the planning and prep and see what I can and cannot do on my own turf, but what do ya think? Any ideas? Thoughts? Feedback? Pros and cons? Would you come? What would you like to see? What would you like to do?
I’m excited about the possibilities. I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Here’s to making subconscious dreams come to fruition!