There is this small swath of relatively flat, open land on our otherwise very steep hill.
For the longest time, I gazed upon it, feeling overwhelmed with the possibilities.
There are so many opportunities for that space: we could grow crops up there. Corn, blueberries, more strawberries, more tomatoes, more greens, grapes. We could raise chickens. We could build a swimming pool. Or most stereotypically, we could install a hot tub up yonder. I would want to put one of the old cool redwood tubs in. The ones so many of my friends had, growing up.
Each of these projects would cost money and time. Each is a big commitment. Each would exclude the others. The only concept I ever really understood in Econ 101 was opportunity cost. That idea has haunted me ever since. I WAS GOING TO MISS OUT ON SOMETHING IF I CHOSE SOMETHING ELSE! Scary thought, indeed.
So for a long time, I was stumped with what to do there. This is totally a metaphor for my life after my second miscarriage, by the way. (Yeah, I knew you were with me. But sometimes I get a bit Captain Obvious.)
Now, I’m just excited to pursue the project we’ve chosen.
Do you have any untapped projects you’ve been intimidated by? What are they, and why?