Shift #17

My word for 2021 is shift. Like everyone I know, I’ve learned a lot, since this time last year. One of the biggest things I’ve learned is that change and uncertainty just are. Since I’m not in control of much more than which yoga pants, Zoom-appropriate top, and slippers I’ll wear each day, I needed to figure out how I could deal with all the change and uncertainty. That’s where shifting comes in.

For me, shifts involve acceptance and adjustment. I know I don’t have much control, but I have unlimited choices. I can shift

Some of my recent shifts have been pretty significant. Some have been tiny. Some haven’t happened, yet. And I’m sure I’ll make a lot of shifts I can’t even imagine

There are many things I am not. A gardener is one of those things. I love and celebrate plants, but I’m always very pleasantly surprised when something I plant lives, much less thrives. So, my shift this week has been to put in a little patient prep work, rather than sprinkling seeds and hoping they’ll grow. Sunflower seeds are on the right and zinnias are on the left.

By the end of this week, we should move away from overnight lows in he 40’s. So, by the time these little peat blobs shift into peat blobs with green sprouts, my yard will be ready to receive them.

Any and all sunflower and zinnias suggestions are welcome!

So are stories about your recent shifts.

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