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maimovermaimover Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

Hi everyone, it’s been a very long time since I’ve been in the network and posted anything. It’s been a very rough time for me as well as so many others. Last year with the pandemic I panicked, planted like crazy but didn’t plan very well. The results-some beautiful plants and not as much harvest as hoped for. This year amidst all the turmoil I planned and now feel like I spent too much time planning and am way behind. This has by far been one of the most welcoming and informative groups I’ve come across and I’m looking forward to sharing again and learning from you guys. I promise to do my best to be more present...


  • judsoncarroll4judsoncarroll4 Posts: 3,492 admin

    No worries. We are all dealing with the abnormal "new normal" as best we can. Most everyone in the world has lost ground or stalled out over the last year. All we can do is try to stay sane and hopeful.

  • MaryRoweMaryRowe Posts: 461 ✭✭✭✭

    I second that, all the above! I figure if we made it through this past year and are still going, then that is a victory to celebrate. Whatever lessons we picked up along the way about coping, adapting and resilience make it a double victory. Now spring is here, with a chance for a fresh start. This is indeed a great group, and great support through it all. Glad you are back @maimover !

  • silvertipgrizzsilvertipgrizz Posts: 1,803 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Amen! Great to have you back.

  • jodienancarrowjodienancarrow Mid North Coast AustraliaPosts: 835 admin

    @maimover good to have you back, be kind to yourself.

  • karenjanickikarenjanicki Posts: 655 ✭✭✭✭

    It's nice to meet you. Glad to have you here!

  • maimovermaimover Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    Thank you @karenjanicki it’s good to be back. Hopefully I can keep my wits about me and not lose track this time 🙂

  • Lisa KLisa K Posts: 607 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @maimover this has definitely been a year of learning and I agree this has been a great group to help with ideas and humor.

  • KelleyKelley Posts: 139 ✭✭✭

    Your life sounds like mine last year.

  • stephanie447stephanie447 Ayurvedic Practitioner Annapolis, MDPosts: 320 ✭✭✭

    Be gentle to yourself - last year threw us all for a loop! I bet you also learned a lot from your gardening adventures, even the mistakes can be learned from and helpful in the long run!

  • marjstrattonmarjstratton Posts: 347 ✭✭✭

    As the others have said, welcome back. And definitely be kind to yourself. You have been coping with a lot as have we all.


    @maimover We're here for you!

  • lewis.mary.elewis.mary.e Posts: 199 ✭✭✭

    It seems like so much has happened to all of us since last March. If we're still breathing and still hoping for future things, that is a victory.

    Also, my puppy had me up from midnight until 5 am today. So if I come across sleepy, it's because I am.

  • maimovermaimover Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    @Lisa K and @stephanie447 absolutely learned quite a bit; mostly about gardening but a lot about myself 🙂

  • maimovermaimover Posts: 345 ✭✭✭

    @lewis.mary.e I agree so many people with some sort of struggle or another. So enjoying this beautiful weather these last few days and looking forward to spring flowers and warm sunshine ☀️

  • kbmbillups1kbmbillups1 Posts: 522 ✭✭✭✭

    @maimover Glad you're back. This has been a crazy year! I've learned a lot from this group as well. Hoping spring will bring some normalcy.

  • VermontCathyVermontCathy Posts: 611 ✭✭✭✭

    @maimover Welcome back!

    2020 really showed how important planning can be. Things that could easily have been bought at the last minute in previous years (seeds, gardening tools, etc.) were suddenly out of stock or greatly delayed. Food security was suddenly threatened, and many people were rushing to address it without necesairly having any background or experience in doing it. Quite a few people fled the city for the countryside.

    But you're right that there needs to be a balance between planning and doing. Planning forever doesn't get things done.

  • annbeck62annbeck62 Posts: 416 ✭✭✭

    Be gentle with yourself. Everyone has been affected in some way by all of this.

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