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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Life on the Farm Day 4
Walked around the farm today and I offer you a few pics of what I observed. The young couple have only been farming for a year here and their clearing of the forest is admirable.
I was editing this anthology most of the day, I hope to never edit again apart from my own work and one other commitment which I intend to tackle soonest. I don't know how anyone does it for a living. One 9 page story has had me rewriting it something like 20 times and counting - it is so mangled and grammatically a disaster but it has to go in the anthology because sales. No more can I say.
The trees (and vegetable garden)!
Then I went out in the brilliant sunshine for a while and had coffee and finished my book and took stock of the comings and goings of the populace. And thought long and hard about what I was doing with my life.
And I've decided to drop a lot of the extraneous from it. What I deem extraneous. No more committees, no more start-ups (goodbye community theatre). I am filling my days with bliss and only doing the stuff I do with joy and gratitude. And there is so much of this if I make it happen. Stuff that puts a smile on my face and not an old grouchy sour puss will-it-ever-be-over face.
See? I needed this time away to clarify my thinking, my dreams, my little goals, what's left of my life. That time is now.
We are never too old to change, m'dears.
Posted by Wisewebwoman at 9:07 PM
Labels: away from it all, farmlife, Newfoundland, writing
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I am loving these posts from your retreat. What a perfect spot you've chosen, and from the sound of it, for all the right reasons. You are indeed a wise woman;)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sharon, though wise I'm not. Still learning. And stumbling. This place is quite perfect for reflection.Delete
I long ago decided I wasn't going to over-burden myself with too many well-meaning commitments that were too much like hard work. I will only do what I genuinely enjoy and that's it. Sometimes it's hard to say no but that's better than landing myself with something that turns into a joyless slog.ReplyDelete
I think it's easier to avoid overly committing in a large city than in a small town when it's quite visible what needs to be done and an aging population puts increased pressure on the healthier residents. :(ReplyDelete
Catching up to you. I am happy that you are blogging so often. You do so much! I am in awe of people as productive as you.ReplyDelete
Gee Hattie, I find your life packed and you always manage to keep so current with the political and local scenes. I tend to let the blog go when I get overwhelmed but as I keep it updated while at the farm I'm find it a good grounder for me.Delete
The stuff you do with joy and gratitude, that is a great way to decide what to do and what to stop doing. I like those chickens and ducks and rural scenes.ReplyDelete
What a lovely way to live and also be able to avail of such a life as bnb!ReplyDelete