Many of them have backgrounds in horticulture, botany, irrigation, and or arboriculture; each of them have taken their knowledge of these varying fields and turned them into a lifelong passion.
Many people hate their jobs and know that they want to do something different, but stay in their hated jobs for a long time nonetheless. Their main reason for not leaving is that they haven’t actually figured out what it is that they want to do. This thinking is flawed because you won’t learn or discover your ideal career or job by sitting around and thinking about it. It’s important to follow your curiosity and uncover your less obvious interests. The reason it’s important is that those interests tap into your unique motivations that separate you from others. Pursuing them sets you on the path of unlocking who you are and your creativity. Connecting to your unique interests and motivations and coming into your own authentic self, gives you power in your chosen discipline that others can’t claim. The reason for this is the unique fit of these interests to who you are. For others, what you choose to do may seem like a huge chore, but for you it won’t even feel like work. For many, working outside in the garden or executing a large landscaping project may seem like a daunting and unappealing tasks, but to the Hort department that is an enjoyment. They all find joy in their everyday tasks, because they love their job and they don't necessarily feel like their working a "9 to 5" job.
I’ve been called brave, but I don’t see it that way; I’ve simply been more committed to my happiness and freedom than to staying cozy with the status quo. Finding your own version of brave, can help you discover what risks work for you. The path of passion is where you do things that scare you enough, without leaving you in a constant state of fear.
“A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.”
― Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman
Fajita's plant fact of the day: Vachellia xanthophloea is known for its Shamanic uses; this tree has been used for thousands of years by African tribes as a division ing tool. 5 herbs including Silene Capensis( African Dream Root ) and Synaptolepis Krikii are boiled into a brew, then taken to induce lucid dreams, which they call "white paths". Before going to sleep a question is asked that will be answered in their dreams.