Aim instead to grow into your self. Work with your givens to grow something unique and beautiful, to fulfill your potential, your particularity, something to share with the world.
And you can start very small – in fact, the best gardens grow over time; it’s a conversation between the gardener and the land and the plants and the micro-climate.
Stumbled across another gardening metaphor (see previous). I like gardening as an approach to personal growth – it feels more gentle and realistic. Life wheels have always made me feel stressed out too, because I inevitably fail at balancing the wheel. Lately, I have been trying to think seasonally. To lean into the ebb and flow and rhythm of life. The garden is a wonderful teacher.