As you guys know, our life here on The Farm (our urban rental) has made positive changes towards how we would like our life to look. I love these changes, I love our new life and I love the work and effort we have to put in. I will talk about it every chance I get, every opportunity.
Not too long ago my best friend brought her new boyfriend down to meet us, and to have dinner. We had homemade Mexican. We made the tortillas, the refried beans, the taco seasoning, grew the tomatoes and the spinach, and spent the evening talking about making bread, growing our own vegetables and brewing our own beer.
The next day I asked J if we’d gone overboard. I wondered out loud, at what point, did talking about our passion become annoying and preachy?
I could talk underwater and at any opening I get, I’m quite happy to go off in a self-sufficiency rant. I’ll explain to anyone who asks, how to make yoghurt, I’ll talk about what we’ve planted, and what recent dinner’s we’ve cooked with our home grown produce.
Do you have something that you are passionate about? Something that you’d happily talk about all day?
I explained my fear to my friend, and smiled with her response, “You’re just Clare”, and in fact said that her boyfriend was very interested in what we were doing. He has a small veggie garden at home and was keen on doing more. She’s very gracious but I don’t imagine all are.
How do you get around being preachy when you’re so excited about something that is a huge part of your life? Do I just need to pick and choose my audience?