If this was a Bullet Journal, I’d be writing down my goals for 2019 using some fancy writing. I’m as happy as the next guy to write with real pen on real paper, but, for now, I’m still using my “good luck” Green Cross clipboard that’s been with me since the beginning of this journey and my kitchen calendar.
truer words …
Here’s my inspiration picture for 2019
Goals for 2019
Learn (and understand) something new as often as possible
Be inspired by every individual landscape - no repetitions. Piet Oudolf supposedly said, in response to someone asking him why he so freely shared his planting plans, “i always have new ideas”. That’s what I want to be like.
Be quiet sometimes
Keep better records (somehow!) of plants, whether or not they have proven “worthy”, try new ones, don’t settle for gas station plants
Don’t be afraid
Listen to my clients even when their ideas seem whacky - they’re trying to tell me something and I ought to figure out what
Give as many revised estimates as it takes - without feeling put-upon
Make sure to be grateful for how much fun this job is compared to almost everyone else’s