In May I was in Switzerland and I spent a lovely day in the botanic park- it was one of those days that I told myself for the thousandth time, that I have to change something in my life and that I can't go on sitting in the office for 9 hours in front of a screen… it's just not me- although that's exactly what I did the past 13 years. I love plants, nature, outdoor…
In addition the atmosphere at work changed during the last 1-2 years, good colleagues left, reorganization took place etc.
I changed my password at work to "Garden 19"- some kind of everyday-reminder to change things.
I started to "extend my sensors", as I called it.
And the quite amazing thing happened and I got a new job! I did not think it will happen so fast, I did not think I will actually have the courage, I did not think that it will be such a convenient and interesting arrangement. I am proud of myself that I was able to do this step.
In October I will start to work in the "Noi" in the kibbutz. "Noi" is basically the department in the kibbutz that deals the public gardens/ spaces/ plants.
I will work close together with the head gardener and I am eager to learn everything he can teach me. I am full of ideas and energy. It will not be very easy since I am not used to physical work anymore and I quite suffer from heat- but I also know that it is something you get used to it. I am a bit nervous and a tiny bit scared but I am hopeful and convinced, that this is the right thing for me to do.