I’ve been meaning to do this…
…no, really. This has been on my “to-do list” for quite some time.
Updating this blog has been on my mind for months. I first my desire to get “caught up” on my blog around July / August. At that time, the busy spring season was starting to slow and I began getting caught up on many things work and life. July / August quickly turned into August / September. Before I knew it, September was over and we were all getting ready for Halloween.
Even then, I was beating on myself because I was falling behind on my personal blog. It wasn’t until today when I finally sat down to write that I realized that my last Nameless Wayfarer blog post was in March, but I did write several other articles in the meantime for an online magazine I write for called Brink of Freedom. You can see the articles here:
- 04/16/14 – A Shift in Perspective – Part 3
- 04/30/14 – Growing and Cloning Blueberries 101 – Part 1
- 05/23/14 – Growing and Cloning Blueberries 101, Part 2
- 10/17/14 – Resilience and Re-Patterning
As I previously mentioned, until today…where I sat down to write, because of the repeat kicking myself for not writing…which has taken place for months. Today, I pause and realize that I actually had been writing. It took a shift in perspective to understand this. Perhaps this is part of the reason that this very topic has been a big part of my writing for Brink of Freedom.
Without expanding on that more than I already have, I am writing this post as more of a “check in” post. It’s a quick post to get myself back in the habit of writing in 25 minute blocks (Pomodoro-style) and actually sitting down to *do* something rather than just thinking about it. So here we go…in addition to the writing above, a number of other things have taken place since March.
Besides the busy spring, it has been the best and most profitable year for the tree farm I work for. Moreover, the farm I work for had their best and most profitable year from Farmer’s Market sales as well. After attending the Permaculture Voices Conference (PV1) last year, I returned to Ohio to organize a Permaculture Meetup group in my local community. Within 6 months, we had approximately 50 members in the group with a core group of about 6 people that are regular attendees and have been to multiple single and multi-day events we have organized.
During all this time, the dream of starting a permaculture-based business materialized and started to take shape. I performed my first consultation as a Certified Arborist in August and upsold a landscape design at the same time. Within a few months I delivered a proposal to the customer and they put a deposit down for the second-tier design package that I offered.
I also was able to work with a neighbor and the farm I manage to secure plant material based on their needs and effectively became a small-scale nursery dealer. Shortly after looking into licensing by the state to be a certified nursery dealer, I attended several additional permaculture workshops and conferences and have continued down the permaculture worm hole.
That’s it folks, one Pomodoro of writing.