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Thursday, January 23, 2014


Joss Whedon states it best. “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE.” That sums up Thirtysomething. It’s an age when we just jump in, head first, take a chance and whatever happens, well, that’s what makes memories. It’s all that important stuff called life, including all those inevitable mistakes.

So this is it - #Blogfor30 - part of the Hubspot’s thirty day challenge. Today’s goal is to write a post in one hour starting at noon and post at 1:00 PM. And like many things in life, we hashtag, wait and see what happens. Heck, I already accomplished one feat today. It was my 1,111th daily garden & design blog. Throw in a few guest blog posts here and there and it’s been a fairly consistent stream of work. Good? Heck, I took Joss Whedon’s advice.

So the real question becomes why keep up this insanity? Let’s go back toThirtysomething. It’s that time in life when lots of things change. Apply what Whedon suggests, “Write it. Shoot it. Publish it. Crochet it, sauté it, whatever. MAKE” and this might be what you get.  But the truth is, one constant question tugs at me; this creative, sometimes whacky but sensitive, even inspirational, “What do you really love?” Any guesses? Yes, I always loved to write.

If I backtrack to an earlier time, gardens and nature dominated a large part of my childhood. It’s a reminder that you can’t deny the influence of parents and grandparents. Each one of them taught me so much about loving the earth. Fast forward to Thirtysomething, you guessed it. Marriage x XXX years equals husband + partner in our landscape architectural firm.  

So how do you combine creative, whacky and inspirational into the garden and design world? Write a daily blog post and hope it lands on the right doorstep. Anyone who writes,well, you know all you can ask for is that it finds the right person who might need a piece of inspiration, tip, advice, or a part of nature that becomes a part of them.

Time is up. It’s a wrap for #Blogfor30. There’s no garden advice or even the slightest bit of inspiration for Thirtysomethings except MAKE the most of these years. Why? You’ll find out soon enough –it’s every piece of every day that is a thread woven into who you are. It’s answering that tough question – “What do you really love?”

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