A New Year

happiness

Even though the calendar says it’s a new year I find that today feels no different than last week, or even 3 months ago. The only problem I will face with the change of the new year is writing the one and the six on my checks.

Even though today does not feel any different than 3 months ago, I know life, and myself have changed a lot during this time. What I considered important 3 months ago is not necessarily what I consider important now. What I see about life now is a lot different than what I could see 3 months ago.

As much as I enjoy writing about how to plant according to the pattern set by nature, I am beginning to see a new problem many people face and would like to focus on that as well. A close family member was recently diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, when I sit and think about how I would feel if I was in this position, I begin to realize that I do not enjoy life the way I should. Life is dark and unknown, it holds anger, hostility, and confusion instead of hope, love, and happiness.

With that being said, I am going to focus not only on planting gardens in a more natural way, but learning to enjoy life no matter what happens. There is so much beauty in this world that many miss because their focus is on situations they perceive as bad.

With this new year let’s remember the beauty of life and all it has to offer.

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About Mimic Nature

Hello everyone! I’m so glad to see you! I’m Jana, I’m an eccentric wife and mother; I work 2 jobs and homeschool my kids. With all this going on in my life, I want to focus my attention on the things that make me happy, and the one thing that has made me happy ever since I was a little kid is nature. As my life progressed and changed through my teen years and my early married life, I lost my connection to it. Life took over and here I am living disconnected from nature because of work, bills, and every day events that keep me away. So the next chapter of my life will be dedicated, at least in some small part, to reconnecting to nature; I still have a mortgage, work, and a family to take care of, but now, I will be more aware of nature and my place within it. Each day, I will find some small way to not harm nature. Not long ago I was introduced to something called permaculture and I fell in love with it. Basically, it’s building a small ecosystem in your own backyard that is based off of what nature would do naturally. In turn your backyard helps you, and you help your backyard…with minimal work!! At first it may take more work, but over time, your backyard will become self-sustaining and you won’t have to work as hard…other than harvesting. I love the life lessons that I learn from nature, so what I promise to do is share a lesson that I’ve learned from nature each week, share what I’m learning about permaculture, and share my own personal progress in changing my homestead into a permaculture Garden of Eden. And since it’s hard to make any changes in life, I want to have some free giveaways once in awhile…all nature themed of course, to help all of us remember our ‘green’ family. Read a few articles, see if you like what is there, if you do, go ahead and subscribe. If you don’t like what you see, that’s ok, I’m honored that you took the time to get to know me a little and see my vision for my blog and my life.
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One Response to A New Year

  1. Amen, Jana, to you New Year’s resolution on beauty. Generally the trials and tragedies that befall others open our eyes to what is truly valuable in life. The knee jerk reaction to such an event as cancer is as you have described: anger, hostility and confusion which are all the result of fear. However, there is comfort and strength in knowing that hope, love and happiness are not far behind in acceptance and action through faith.
    -Alan

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