As I finish this blog post, I am coming down from my annual New Year’s Day virtual trip to Southern California for the Rose Parade. I grew up east of Pasadena (home of the parade) and have happy memories of viewing and attending the parade. I may be living here in Fort Worth but I have a special place in my heart for Southern California.
Now that the parade is past, it’s time for my other New Year’s tradition. Like many of you, this is the day I take time to think ahead and consider what I want to do with the coming year. Last year was dominated by my medical problems which had my future on hold. Having that in the past I can now think of what I’d like to do in 2020 – not only as plain ol’ Ann but also as the Herb ‘n Cowgirl. Believe it or not, my plans include YOU.
Goal: Spread the joy of growing herbs. Gardening is a wonderfully renewing activity I can’t get enough of, especially when this includes fragrant herbs. Out in the garden, I keep my body agile, my mind active, and my spirit refreshed. I am renewing my commitment to you, my readers, so you can share my journey as I grow herbs.
Goal: Bring fragrance and flavor into daily life. In recent years I and my husband have battled several medical and personal trials. Sometimes when that happens the good things get dropped along the way. I plan to reverse that trend by bringing herbs back into my daily life.
Goal: Spread the joy. Recently I took a hard look at my life and realized I had retreated from some of the good aspects of friendship. No more. As a token of that change, we had dear friends over for dinner last weekend. This may sound rather trivial but it was the first time we had hosted a dinner for over 5 years. That is waaay too long.
Goal: Help others grow and enjoy herbs. This is a big one because I am committed to restarting my Herb ‘n Academy (see logo below). Last year’s plans got sidetracked by my medical problem. With my renewed health and energy, I am working now on creating my first of four master classes on growing and using herbs. Next week I will be recording the segments and gathering the bonus material. More details to come. If you like to be notified when the class is open for registration, click here.
Now I’ll end this rather intimate blog post with a sincere wish to you and your family that 2020 will be a Happy New Year. Let’s move forward together.