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Feel Whole Challenge Day 14 - Plant Something

With my fickle interests, I needed to wait a few years before investing a good deal of money into gardening because the framework is not cheap. A few beds here or there with some dirt and such won't break the bank, but when you start talking about building out your version of a secret garden, the bill can add up... quickly. I know from experience.

Woman in garden picking

This year, I decided I loved gardening enough to sink a couple of hundred dollars into building my dream garden. With my husband's encouragement, and my strong math skills and brawn, it happened! I can see how it will be an ongoing thing, adding layers as the years go, but for now, I'm pleased with the framework.

We still have to finish up the fence and add rocks, but you know what? Even unfinished, I love this space so very much. It is an oasis for me every time I climb over that fence. It’s rewarding to remember what we started with and see what it will become in the coming weeks.

Tomato in garden

Gardening is a form of self-care for me that evokes a feeling that is a little hard to put into words. In a nutshell, it calms me. There's something satisfying about going into the space understanding that my nurturing and dedication can not only put food on the table but can also create a beautiful space that is all mine.

Frog and fairy in the garden

As I get older, I realize that building beautiful spaces, whether indoors or outdoors, takes time. It is a cultivation of passion, patience and vision. I can't wait to see what it becomes as the years go by; there are already plans to add a small greenhouse next year.

The opinions in this blog have been written by a sponsored guest blogger, who is not an AdventHealth employee. This material is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for examination, diagnosis and medical care provided by a licensed and qualified health professional. Please consult your physician before undertaking any form of medical treatment and/or adopting any exercise program or dietary guidelines. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.

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Writer: Mimi Scarlett
Mimi is a mother and business owner. She built her online retail store from the ground up while being a full-time blogger. She documents her life’s ups and downs to show others that everyone has the strength to overcome any obstacle that life throws at them.

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