It’s been seven months since I’ve blogged. On this day of the celebration of our freedom, I’m thankful I have the freedoms to do the things I want to do. For the past several months, I’ve been working on, what I call, my “yarden” (@marleesyardening on Instagram).
It has been truly “plant therapy” for me. When I am gardening, I am truly free of the stresses in my head. It has truly helped me heal my mental and physical health. Did you know that researchers found that bacteria found in the soil actually helped activate brain cells that could produce serotonin?
Have I missed researching my ancestry? Absolutely. But, I am not good at balancing two hobbies at once. When I give myself to something, I give it all.
But, it is now too steamy, too hot, and too humid to work outside. In between the feel-like temperatures in the 3-digits and the breezy evenings, I am still able to maintain the garden. This was my goal. To get the garden to a point where it took only a little bit of maintenance. After several projects and a lot of planting, I can sit back and enjoy it.
However, now I am ready to dig into my family tree again. I hope you continue to follow along. And, if you want to follow me on my “yardening”, follow me at https://www.instagram.com/marleesyardening/
Happy 4th my American cousins!