The weather has finally turned nice in the Kansas City region so my day was spent in the landscaping section of several home improvement stores, picking up entire trees, flowers, garden supplies, and landscaping features. We ended up going everywhere from Lowe’s to local businesses to find what we wanted. I’m exhausted, and can hardly move, but it is a good feeling. The only thing left to do are a handful of small maintenance items, and then have the lawncare people change the location of one of the sprinklers so they don’t saturate one of the rows of roses.
I am a builder at heart. Investing, teaching, farming … it’s all the same. I like seeing things grow. It’s the same temperament applied to different areas of life.
This exhaustion feels so good right now. It’s almost like a runner’s high. Improving things is awesome. Find something in your life that could be better and then make it better. It sounds simple, and it is. Just do it. Even if no one else appreciates it, you’ll get satisfaction out of having made your corner of the sky nicer.
The best way to do it is just to go. Take action. Pick an area to upgrade and jump into the project. By the time you’ve made progress, you’re committed to finishing it and too far gone to retreat.