Growing Pains



“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.”

― Mary Anne Radmacher


I don’t know about you, but I seem to have an on-going issue in my life whenever I start a new “out of the box” project. I start the project and for whatever reason others don’t understand it and/or don’t like it, and as a result they “chop” it down….either intentionally or unintentionally.   Earlier this summer, I had a vision to start a “sacred herb garden”. Since I cannot buy these plants locally, I decided to create the garden via purchased seeds. This garden has been rather weedy as I’ve been waiting for the new seedlings to appear (this is my gardening technique when I don’t know what the actual plants look like). I saw a few new plants last week among the weeds and was waiting for these sacred plants to get a bit larger before I weeded the space (to ensure I would not accidently pull the wrong plants). Well, guess what I came home to last night after being on the road for a week…my sacred garden was wiped out by “helpful” parents that thought my garden needed weeding.

OMG…Really…No…Not again…UGH!!!

Well at least they didn’t accidently pull out the sunflowers this year. 5 years ago, I had to replant my sunflowers 3 times thanks to their helpfulness, 4 years ago my poppies were weed wiped just prior to blooming, 3 years ago my nettle patch was cut down (but they grew back…J), etc. These moments have been a continual teaching experience for myself and a learning experience for my parents who struggle with the concept of boundaries, who are Midwest farmers that believe plants should grow in perfect straight lines and who always worried about what others will think of my “not so perfect” bio-dynamic house yard. Just envision Flower Power Child meets Midwest Conservative Farmer.

How many times have you tried to “grow”, to step more into your authentic self only to find others “chopping” you down…whether unintentionally or intentionally?




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