Like most attorneys, or office professionals, I work at a computer pretty much all day. Eyes glued to the screen, butt glued to my seat. I get outside when I walk to and from my car…aaaaaand that’s pretty much all of the vitamin D exposure I have during the work week. So I’ve taken up gardening…in my rented apartment’s back yard.
And let me tell you – digging in the dirt is amazingly therapeutic.
I love it – I get to move my body, get some fresh air and sunshine (miraculously, in the middle of April in Iowa…), and I get the satisfaction of helping things grow. So this weekend, we took advantage of a break in the “April showers” to do a little landscaping.
And the we were able to do a lot of it on a budget (transplanted plants and retaining wall blocks from neighbors) with a little elbow grease and several months’ worth of weekends. For a rental yard, this is pretty great – can’t wait to see what we can do with our own yard!