This year we decided to plant a small garden. We purchased two large above ground containers and planted cucumbers, tomatoes, green onions, basil and thyme. I’ve never planted cucumbers before so I was excited to see if we would produce any. Imagine my delight when I went out one morning and noticed dozens of blooms on the plant. I was told that each flower represents a cucumber that will be produced so in my mind if that was the case, I was going to have one bountiful crop!
I patiently waited and waited and it would seem like little cucumbers were starting to grow and then they would disappear. Suddenly my bountiful harvest produced only 3 cucumbers. One of which we threw away because it was so curved it wouldn’t grow any more the other is still on the vine growing but not sure if it will fully develop and one that grew perfectly and we kept and ate.
I was so disappointed that what I thought was blooming suddenly didn’t. I feel like that in my life right now. There are certain things that I have been planing for and expecting a bountiful harvest only to get a small recognition. It has been frustrating and there are times where I feel like I literally can’t move forward as if my hands were tied on purpose and I just need to wait. Waiting sucks! I’m not going to lie or sugar coat it. There is this constant feeling like there is something you should be doing and then we you try to take a step forward you only muck things up worse.
I’m not sure when my harvest will start to produce but I’ll do like the quote says and just concentrate on the task before me.
What about you? Have you ever felt like you are in a holding pattern waiting for your harvest to produce? I’d love to feel like I’m not alone. Please leave a comment below.