Report From PIA – September 22 – on assignment in Raleigh, NC
I always get inspired when I travel. Yes, some of this is because I’m seeing new things and places. I also have more time to just brainstorm when I’m sitting in an airport or a plane…there aren’t any distracting weeds to pull or vegetables to harvest, after all. Beyond that, I think that there is something about physically moving forward that stimulates motion in other areas as well.
Today I flew to Raleigh, NC, where I’m attending the Garden Writer’s Association’s annual meeting. The next few days will be filled with great people, horticultural products, beautiful gardens, speed photography and seminars. A motivating environment that always gets me inspired and energized.
The key is to examine these inspirations, asking, “Are these diversions from what I really want to do?” and, if not, act on them by making a plan.. After previous GWA meetings I have redesigned my website, written new articles and started this blog.
Traveling is very motivating… I look forward to what will grow after this visit to North Carolina.