Friday, April 17
Better Things Ahead
I never planted the hyacinths at the front walk. They appeared once I removed the fence--it had been there so long, the wire had relaxed into the earth and had to be dug from the ground. Once the area was cleaned though, daffodils and random tulips emerged.
When I traded my corporate job and house in the city for a an old farmhouse in the depths of rural America, there were a few who just couldn't manage to keep their opinions to themselves.
They spoke their piece. Others merely shook their heads, acknowledging their complete inability to comprehend my choice.
But I was driven by what could be. I had a vision, right down to the last detail.
I've never been one concerned with pleasing the masses. I know that each individual is responsible for their own happiness.
I also know full well, someone will always have something to say. Rather than be upset with the talk, I'm happy to save someone else from the gossip-mongers--even if its only momentarily.
I'm also a very determined person. When I set my mind on something, it becomes a challenge to follow through to the end. I may complain a bit along the way, but I keep plowing along.
Since I went back to school, I've waded through assignments, juggled schedules and books. I've whined about biology but have become more ecologically aware.
And now, with just a few weeks from finishing my degree, I realize the unexpected benefit is I've learned a lot about myself in the process.