Challenge accepted! #BEDM
Monday, May 2, 2016
I'm an optimist. Especially when it comes to being faced with a challenge. Take for instance the fact that I'm incapable of keeping a plant alive even if my life depended on it. But that doesn't stop me from dreaming of one day having a houseful of plants and an herb garden right outside my kitchen window. Nor does it stop me from buying the prettiest plant that catches my eye at the nursery hoping that this time things will be different. Even though the past 20 years have proven the exact opposite to be true.
When we moved into my father-in-law's house I begged Alf (my hubby) for a pretty houseplant to greet our visitors. I promised to love it, water it, and tend to it every day. Alf promised that if I haven't killed the plant after three months, we could add another plant to my dream menagerie. Well, after two months the plant is barely hanging on, it's flowers have all died, and there are no new blooms in sight. But optimist that I am, I refuse to see the plant as half-dead. (Or half-alive.) It's alive and has plenty of green leaves to prove it, which means I still have another month to nurse it into the beautiful thriving plant I know it can be, proving once and for all that I'm capable of not killing every plant I come in contact with.
I've also dreamed of being one of those people who blogs every day. It's a dream I've had since I first started blogging seven years ago. I've made resolutions, I've joined 365-day projects, and I've even tried 30-day challenges only to fail miserably each time. But I continue to believe that one of these days I will be able to do it.
The past three years, this poor little blog of mine has been completely neglected. Mostly because my time was spent dividing my time between being a full-time caregiver to my father-in-law, then going home at the end of the day to take care of things at our place. It was an exhausting three years to say the least! But now that I'm no longer running back-and-forth between the two houses and we've settled into somewhat of a routine at my father-in-law's, I've discovered this strange thing people call "free-time"and I'm ready to get back to blogging on a regular basis. I might not ever be one of those people who blogs every single day - and I'm totally okay with that - but joining in Rosalillium's Blog Every Day in May challenge is a great way to get back into the habit of blogging. Sure, I might be a day late in joining the party, but it's never too late to start doing something you really want to do.