Plant the trees that you want to grow, think about the land, just come up with this plan and just stop fannying about, stop dreaming about it.
So, I’ve come to the conclusion after 15 or so years working in a professional business environment that that kind of environment is detrimental to me personally in all kinds of ways; physically, mentally, emotionally, even spiritually.
It just doesn’t fulfill me despite the financial remuneration or rewards that might be possible by going down that route.
When I take a step back from it all and dig deep down inside myself I always come back to this idea of having a few acres and building an orchard from the ground up. Where once there was nothing and then you take the time to nurture this orchard that otherwise wouldn’t be there…
This orchard might take the shape of a fruit orchard, you know; like apples, pears, plums or, even more attractive to me, is the idea of nuts. Especially almonds or walnuts.
I understand the length of time it takes to turn these things into profitable ventures or to even make a living from, but I think that’s the way my soul wants me to go at the moment. When I compare that to the normal routine of the office job and the exhibitions and events and all that kind of stuff, its just a different fire that burns inside me when I compare those two things.
I think the point of this post is to tell myself, “look, this is the start of 2017. This is the opportunity to do something that you really want to do with your life,” and whether you’ve got no money or lots of money, no resources, no knowledge or whatever; if you’ve got that burning desire inside yourself to achieve something, to do something that you really want to do, the only way to make that happen is to just do it.
To take whatever steps are necessary to make that a reality. But not at the cost of your family.
There’s going to be compromise but this business idea, this venture, this project, this dream of mine to be an orchardist and become a commercial grower is something that has to evolve around the family. So that’s the no. 1 priority. But I think that now is the time to make things happen.
Right now I’ve got no resources. This is my garden. I’m not particularly going to get much of an orchard in this. But this is my starting point. This is the starting point of my journey.
Everyone has their own journey, their own path, and this is where mine starts. So why not just do the things I want to do? You know, like buy myself 50 plant pots, make my own organic compost and just start planting.
Plant the trees that you want to grow, think about the land, just come up with this plan and just stop fannying on, stop dreaming about it.
And that’s where I am now and that’s what I’m going to do this year. That’s going to be my focus.
It might be at first I might only have time to spend one day a week doing it but I must dedicate some time every week to making this dream a reality.
So, this is where I want to end. But also this is where I begin. And I just hope maybe at some point down the line other people might join me and if I’m going to go through things that you might go through in the future then that’d be cool to share that progress and share that knowledge.
I’ve got no land, I need to find a way to get land, I need to find a way to raise money, I need to come up with a strategy, I need to understand the density of how much I can grow. The actual profitability potential to become a commercial grower. Is it even feasible?
These are all questions I would love to know the answers to but I’m more than willing to just throw myself into it.
Because you know, the only way your life is going to change is if you change it.
Its time for mine to change.