31 December 2011

Bring on 2012!

I've kept a journal my entire life, and every new years, I sit down and read over my entries from the past year. It is always interesting to step back and remember everything that happened this year. 2011 was a busy year for me, most notably I finally finished with school, and unexpectedly, thrillingly, signed a book contract.

In the garden, I had the best year of my entire life. Which, frankly, has been true every single year I've been gardening. That's one of my favorite parts about gardening. Every year I learn more, discover new plants, enjoy old plants as they multiply, and seedlings from my myriad breeding projects mature and thrill me with their first bloom. Every year is bigger, fuller, richer, and more exciting than the last.

2012 is poised to be an amazing, revolutionary year for me. With school behind me I'm striking out into the world, ready to explore. I'm going to be selling my house, moving somewhere yet to be determined with more land, and spending a few years living off my savings and exploring breeding, writing, and who knows what other projects full time. After a decade of college, I'm desperately ready for unstructured time to explore, be creative, and focus on serious play. I'm full to the brim with ideas for new projects, most of which make little or no logical sense, but they excite me, and that is what I'm focused on right now. I may well be broke in two years, but who cares. I'm going to live, dance, and make stuff. Crazy, cool, beautiful stuff. Can't wait.

8 comments:

Carol said...

I wish you all the best for 2012 and the years to follow. Can't wait to read your book!

scottweberpdx said...

Congrats on all your big milestones! There's nothing quite as exciting and terrifying as finishing school. Happy New Year!

Kelly D. Norris said...

Dance on! It's an honor to call you my best gardening friend, and I know 2012 will be nothing but a blast. See you on the wayward trail!

danger garden said...

Hell yes! (if I may say so)

Greensparrow said...

Thanks everyone! I love you guys!

Kaveh said...

Sounds good. I'm feeling the same way about 2012. Good luck with the book.

Adriana said...

Hi joeseph! I'm so excited to see you doing so well! I was reminded of you will I was reading my hobby farm magazine and a writer mentioned you! I had to then look you up and see what you were up too. Sounds like a lot. best wishes.
Adriana Quinones

Greensparrow said...

Wait, what? What magazine mentioned me? That's pretty cool, but I had no idea! Thanks for stopping by.