Why I Started Gardening

Hi there, I’m Virginia (Gin) and this is my first foray into the blogging world (actually second, as I lost my first site because of an unfortunate accident on my part)! I have recently taken up gardening (as well as blogging), and I imagined it would motivate to track my journey as I go. It might be also helpful to others to follow along on my journey.

When I first looked into gardening I didn’t come across too many sites that share my perspective. I’m not exactly a gardening guru but I am eager to learn, right? And most of the sites out there are put up by some guru in gardening and website design….

Now about me: I’m around 45 years old and I have two wonderful kids (not that small anymore), who I’m lucky enough to have spent many years at home with them. As parents out there know, it can be hard to find a single moment to yourself. Now as I’m back at the corporate world, there is more stress in life than ever. So when I first had the idea of this, it definitely looked a bit crazy!

My number one tip for any mom or dad, stay-at-home or at work, is to carve out some time each day for yourself.

That brings me to my very first piece of advice:

Whether you have fifteen minutes or all afternoon, you just have to get out there! Hand the responsibilities over to your partner or a babysitter because getting out the door is the hard part. Go out for a walk, or a jog, or if you have place for a garden, start digging. I prefer to do those all.

Just wait for my next posts as I give some advice how to relief stress with gardening. In the future I’ll tell you about hurdles and triumphs I faced. As for now, I think we’ve gotten off on the right foot!