No More Yard Work

While I was sitting on my deck yesterday and today, I was reminiscing about the time before we decided to move. We had lived in our house for over 12 years, but in a house for 22 years. I remember “worrying” so much that I would miss my yard. I had worked very hard on it. I planted most of the trees, shrubs, evergreens, grasses and many perennials. I remember thinking “Am I willing to give all this up?” The answer kept coming up “Yes”, time and time again, but I still questioned myself and worried that I would have regret.

But sitting out here on the deck this weekend, this second Spring in a townhome, I have no regrets. Not one at all. I don’t miss my trees or the perennials that I so painstakingly selected, planted and babied throughout the years. In fact, I have a sense of relief that I don’t have something nagging me that has to get down out there. I’m glad I don’t have to be doing all that Spring cleaning of the yard.

I’ll continue to enjoy my deck, but I’m sure I will occasionally think of all the work I did in my yard and how someone else is enjoying the fruit of my yard labors.

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Marcela

Buenos dias! Born in Bogota, Colombia, moved to Nashville, TN at 4 years old, learned English in Kinder, live in the Chicago area with husband and our 3 handsome Colombian muchachos and love being an ESL teacher.

One thought on “No More Yard Work”

  1. I’m with ya on that one! Yard work is the worst! I much rather enjoy outside time relaxing and I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend!

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