Apologies for those avid readers of my blog who I may have led down the ‘wrong garden path’ with the title of this post. However this is not about the works of Carol Dweck but about a new venture/interest/experiment of writing about other interests outside of teaching such as… I can’t believe I am going to say it but well – Gardening! (hence the bad puns).
I have recently moved house and it is a bit of a life change in a way as I have chosen to relocate from a terraced house in the city with no garden just a small backyard with decking to I guess what can only be described as a small beautiful rural village with a monster of a garden which can be described as a small woodland.
You are probably now wondering why? The reason is to provide a better quality of life for my family and to develop a ‘sanctuary’ a place to escape the pressures of working within education and that is disconnected from technology to keep a life balance,
With absolutely no prior experience of gardening (I didn’t really have one growing up), no knowledge of how to manage such a large garden, no tools or equipment (so yes not gear or idea), potentially not much time on my hands with a new job and a young family and perhaps this is just a passing phase or fad – I am embracing the outdoors and will be blogging about the ups and downs of my ‘growth mindset’.
I wonder if this will last longer than the summer holidays?