Clearing the Weeds

Image of a garden

I spent some time this weekend weeding the garden. We have two vegetable gardens in different parts of the yard and they were both quite overgrown. Between rainy weekends and high temperatures I haven’t even been able to get the grass cut every weekend, let alone weed the gardens.  This weekend I decided I had to take action since the weeds were getting bigger than the plants.  I’m not done yet, but clearing the sections that I have so far has been very satisfying. It is not unlike rescuing the living room from the detrius left behind by children who move from one game to another and leave the remnants of their previous activity behind them.  In both cases you see the space as it is supposed to be emerge from the mess.

I have recently also gone through this experience in my own mind, thanks to several job interviews.   Continue reading