Do The Work That You Love
I am lucky enough to work a job that I love. I say lucky, but really, it's the choices I've made and opportunities I've taken or not taken, that have lead me to where I am today. I am a professional Gardener, and to me, this means that I get to spend every day outside, in nature, connecting to people, animals, plants, and my environment as a whole. It's pretty flippin' amazing.
I originally went to the University of Miami (Go Canes!) not knowing what career path I desired. I chose to study Film, Art, & Art History. Horticulture wasn't even on my radar as a possible career choice. I grew up gardening with my mom and older brother. We always had a veggie and herb garden in the backyard.
Lately, I've been trying to listen more to what others are saying and not just react and talk, but really, truly listen. A lot of what I am hearing tends to revolve around things that are wrong or upsetting to the person talking. Sometimes, I'll try to offer my opinion or a possibke solution, but usually, the other person/people don't really take a solution or advice to heart.