Cultivate: Water your own grass
"The grass is greener where you water it."
I used to be a "grass is greener" kind of girl. I was always ready for a new something - new job, new city, new adventure. Part of that was youth, but the other part of it was that it was easier to cut-and-run when things got difficult or boring rather than to CULTIVATE the life I had where I was.
There are many areas in my life where I could long for "greener pastures." I would prefer to live in a different city (and state). I would prefer to live in a nicer (not in the middle of renovations) house. I would prefer to live near my lifelong friends.
However, none of those changes are an option for me right now. So my choices are to be miserable, or to water my own grass.
Even after living back in my hometown for 8 years, I do not feel at home here. Why? Probably because I haven't done much to cultivate a life in this place. I'm still trying to figure out what that would look like, but this year I'm going to make the conscious effort to take steps in that direction and water my own grass!