Ready to Redesign Your Life?

Do you want to redesign your life?   Years ago we interviewed the authors of “Repotting” Ginger Pape and Diana Holman.

As someone who finds raising plants a challenge, I was intrigued by their premise of changing your life and how it relates to plants.  My favorite quote from their book is, Rule 6 in the “Rules of Repotting” which is to Find Your Authentic Self – Write Your Story: “Women today are asking themselves: Why put off being who I really want to be? We don’t have the luxury of living a “practice” life.”

So, on the subject of “repotting” I had personally never repotted an actual plant until reading their book. Truth be told no plant ever survived long enough. However for the last two years I have had a wonderful (incredibly resilient) plant that has grown nicely despite being under my care.

So I took my plant, got in the car and went to the local nursery where I planned to have them repot my plant. it was time. However, as the woman at the nursery explained to me – (whom I was gladly prepared to pay for this service) – they don’t do it.

With instructions, a new yellow pot and soil, I left to repot. As it turns out the roots of this plant had become so twisted, tangled and long that I literally had to cut off the pot to finally get it out (as you can see.) The amazing news is I did it and the plant is still living. I was so excited that I called my mother to tell her and, buoyed by my success I repotted my other 2 plants.

Lessons learned:

1) If you don’t repot often enough your roots get so long and tangled it gets harder and harder.

2) No one will repot for you.

3) I am a repotter both in my plant life and life-life.

As Richard likes to say,

“You can’t have the life you want unless you are willing to give up the life you have.” – Richard Fenton  (And in this case that also goes for the pot!)

Comments? Please let me know your thoughts. And if you liked this post, please share! – AW

 

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