Follow through

CrocusSpring (I mean late winter) is the ultimate reminder to follow through on promises. I’m not much good at that. I’m happy to start something – like a half a dozen drafts of blog posts – but not so good at following through (half a dozen drafts unfinished). Nature always fulfills her promise though even if it looks like there’s no rainy-way she’ll be able to. And every once in a while even I have it in me to keep my word. I’ve been promising for years to go back and visit friends and family in Seattle and my chosen flight flies Thursday – with me on it.

dogwood budsIn the garden, as per usual, I am also making promises. While I’m away Z will get busy installing a window in the shed (he has no problem with follow through). And that of course means that this year, as soon as I’m back, I have no excuse not to follow through and paint it. I intend to hold me to it. And I’m saying it out loud – again – in hopes that another public declaration will fortify my typically shaky resolve.

my goofy byline I have also recently made a commitment to write a column – bi-monthly at least – for a local weekly. Which is cool but so far, harder to follow through with than I thought it would be. (You guys are much easier to write to. – why is that? ) And meanwhile, perversely, I’m finding it the most difficult to keep my promise to this blog. So in honor of spring’s promise I’m renewing mine. Whether or not I actually follow through.

5 thoughts on “Follow through”

  1. One day, one season at a time, Ms. Green. Blogs don’t have deadlines, which makes them so friendly 🙂 I’m so psyched for your new column and that many more new people will get to hear your voice! Congratulations! If it helps the giddyup, I absolutely love how you frame things so well around nature and the garden, especially a topic like this one (says the fellow unfinished draft writer). Here’s to spring and another chance to get it done. Travel safe.

  2. Thank you, Wayne and would that I could go down to Oregon for you – I left some people there too… Next trip maybe. I’m calling this trip “practice” for all future trips back.

  3. Kris, I’ve used my blog to hold me to my garden project schedules! It works most of the time…although I have this big empty stock tank waiting for spring and then someone to move it to its spot! Good news about the articles~they couldn’t have chosen a better or more thoughtful writer. gail

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