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.
    -kris

  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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