I’m crabby. Yes. I said it. I’m really crabby. I know! It’s ironic. I’m the life coach that teaches people to be happy. I teach about love and appreciation. I’m being honest. I’m human, and I’m crabby. This winter was a long one – for me. We had some hard times this winter and a heart-breaking event. There was that spell in February where the temperature was negative-below-stupid for a while. We took a short trip to Southern California. Cold. In March, we went to Las Vegas hoping for some warmth. Guess what? Cold. At least there wasn’t snow and ice.
If you’re a gardener, your busy season is at hand, as April has been designated National Garden Month. But could the skills you deploy at gardening be transferred to other areas of your life – such as investing?
When my family and I started our garden we knew it would be a commitment, but we didn’t know what to expect. The first year, we had to make our garden beds. We had to get measurements and figure out exactly what we wanted to plant and where to put it. We had decided to plant tomatoes, snap peas, pumpkins, cucumbers, carrots, potatoes, beats, cauliflowers, broccoli, strawberries and rhubarb.
Ah April. I love the gift that April brings Alaska - the sun. I love knowing that summer is right around the corner. For my family, summer brings the busyness of fishing and camping and out-of-town guests. Sometimes that busyness is just too much. The length of days is overwhelming and I look for something to ground me.
Gardening is an endeavor many Alaskans have enjoyed since the days it became a United States possession. Our long daylight hours in summer offer us an advantage over friends and relatives in the smaller states. We can boast not only of oversized vegetables but flavor that is unmatched.