I’m supposed to be ready and eager to start a new career. I am. I am ready to start working with other people on a daily basis. I do still believe I will enjoy real estate. So why am I resisting calling and selecting a broker to sign up with? I am ready to start work; I’m not sure I’m ready yet to pursue a career and be responsible for my own business. Yes, I know I want to do this… I’m just not ready today. Is this procrastination or is it something deeper? I don’t know.
I woke up this morning with a clear need to do something artistic. This has been sitting in my brain for a few weeks and I’ve never made time for it. Not something practical artistic like fixing the curtains downstairs. Something totally artsy like projects I would do for design class. Something inspiring.
For the past several weeks, I’ve been taking my online real estate courses. I finished the coursework and I hope that I get my certificate in time to take my scheduled exam on Saturday. Maybe these have just been sapping energy from me.
This morning the air is cooler. Maybe this means we are finally seeing a little change in weather. I quit looking at most Maui weather because 1) it is always the same and 2) is rarely accurate. Like the Bay Area, we have very significant microclimates here. Unlike the Bay Area, we don’t have enough people for anyone to really care to distinguish them but they don’t change anyway. Most weather reports are for Kahului where the airport is. It is 8 miles across the valley on the windward side of the mountain where they get more rain. Here in Kihei, we have had no rain since May. But everyday our weather report shows 20% chance of rain.
I’ve been tearing apart one zone of my sprinkler system to start configuration for a real garden area. I’m tearing out the grass zone and putting in planting beds on a drip system. Work is limited to a few hours in morning and one at night since it is so warm when the sun is out. I can’t believe it is September already and I don’t have this all done. Plants for winter croop should be in already. Where has the time gone?
I was just thinking how absurd my statement about winter crops is. Our weather doesn’t change. Most things grow year round. Winter crops are those few things that will grow Dec-Mar and no other time (spinach, cilantro). Maybe that is why Hawaii is so laid back…there is no pressure of the seasons to make things grow. It is easy to wait another day.