Wednesday Morning Ramblings

The creek bank by mushroom grove

I’m about to head out to the farm and hopefully get a lot done between raindrops.  Right now, progress has been great, as the land is transforming from a tangled mess of honeysuckle and poison oak to a vibrant, useful space.  We still plan to get the indoor facility launched for the hydroponic growing, but for right now, we’re going to have to start with a few things outdoors to build up some capital for all of the equipment.  It may take a little more time, but long-term, I think we’ll get it up and running.  Each day I’m out there, I feel one step closer to realizing this dream.

Another major benefit of working out there has been the boost to my creative energy.  Three weeks ago, my tank was dry.  From the grind of two grueling semesters back to back and from the lingering effects of my neurological symptoms, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get back on track with book four.  Today, I’ve nearly completed the first four chapters, and the story is flowing as well as I’ve ever written in my life.  Chapter four is freaking intense, too.  Only time will tell if it’s as strong as I think, but so far, I have a good feeling about this book.

Overall, life is pretty good at the moment.  I feel strong and healthy, vibrant and alive.  And tho think that a mere six months ago I was honestly in fear for my life.  Right now, all of that feels like a bad dream, and I’m going to ride this positive upswing for as long as it lasts.  Between the farm and book four, I may not be online as much as I’d like for promotion, but I’ll still do my best to keep putting out Ramblings and providing updates on both fronts.

One final thought: congratulations to my dual enrollment students from Pigeon Forge High School students who graduated last night.  You guys are the best, and I wish each and every one of you much success for your futures.  You made last fall and the health scare bearable, and for that, I’ll always remember you guys.  It was a joy to teach you, and each of you has an opportunity to do great things in your life.  Enjoy this moment, but don’t forget the foundations for success: good practice habits, hard work, and persistence.  I love you guys.  Thank you for being such a wonderful group of students.

That’s all for now.  Have a great Wednesday.

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