The Grass Isn’t Always Greener

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This is the first time I have written a blog post outside, and I definitely feel like this will be a reoccurring thing. I find being outside very relaxing and prefer to mediate and do yoga when I’m surrounded by nature.  Because of how I was raised, being outdoors has always been very essential to me. I spent about three hours mowing around our house today, and I don’t even feel like I made a dent on our property. I feel very fortunate to be raised in the country and can’t imagine not owning land. I use to want to move to the big city and even temporarily relocated to Atlanta at one point to get a feel of what it was like to be surrounded by so many people day in an day out. Long story short, it was not for me. I am a country girl at heart and always will be. Nothing beats having your own space to do and go as you please. I find mowing the yard very therapeutic and have my music blasting the whole time so it seems to go by quicker. There is something very gratifying about doing yard work and growing plants. I think the idea of nurturing something small and insignificant into something beautiful and great is why so many people are attracted to gardening. Gardening and taking care of plants has been instilled in me throughout the years, but it was always more of a chore to me growing up. I am always amazed that there are people who literally do everything they can to take care of their grass, meanwhile, where I live, I’m trying to do everything in my ability to get rid of it. Life is so crazy. Almost everyone has heard the quote that says “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side.” I wholeheartedly believe that. People always want what they don’t have. I have been fortunate in my twenty five years to see both sides of this theory and on many occasions test out whether the grass is actually greener. I think that it is all a matter of perspective. The city seemed greener for so many reasons but I still prefer the green grass I already have in the country. I know people that live in the city that would love to relocate to a little country town and live the simple life. Both are beautiful in their own ways for different reasons. Taking time out to enjoy my surrounding today was a great little re set and strengthened my love for the great outdoors.

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you to everyone who is supporting my blog and encouraging me to continue writing these entries. My goal for September is to update my website once a day and it has been a breeze so far. I did not realize till I started typing on the first that I have so many topics and things I can discuss. I don’t want to make my entries too long, but I am loving jotting down my thoughts on my little piece of the internet. Thank you once again and I hope you have a lovely day and remember to continue to keep all the victims of these horrific hurricanes in your thoughts and prayers. People always want what they don’t have but keep in mind “the grass is ultimately greener where you water it!”


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