Letter: Vera Johnson and Village Green Perennial Nursery coming to the end point

Dear Editor,
Here’s an update on my story since you published it at the end of April.

http://www.westseattleherald.com/2016/04/30/features/village-green-nurse...

The money for arrears is due by May 26th to cancel thel auction scheduled for June 17. I'm meeting with my real estate agent soon. Listing houses Tuesday. I finally got the amount to reinstate my loan with Ditech

It's big numbers

I've cobbled together the money from generous private lenders but any contributions
would be helpful.

I want a hammock. To rest in. For a week. Maybe daily for a month.

The impact this has had on me??? It's cost me my joy and peace. This took on a life of its own. Became my focus.

I've put so much into making it work that I stopped enjoying it for quite sometime.

Setting goals to create something I wanted that just couldn't come together.

I've learned you can't stay attached to potential.

I always wanted this place to be a place where people come together to celebrate, learn, enjoy and create. And it has been to a degree...I had such hope and vision for this place. It's taught me to open up and look elsewhere to create it. There's plenty of other places this could work.
I can build it exactly as I want it, elsewhere. And I will...after I rest for awhile.
In my hammock.

I'm looking at property in port Townsend. Small house/cabin/yurt. Partially off grid. Undecided as of yet.

A retreat center with cabins, creative space and maybe even weddings.
But I have a book to write and I need quiet to accomplish that, I do know.

I've learned if I let go of what doesn't work, I can make room for what does.

Financially it's cost me quite a bit. Emotionally it's toughened me up.

I've discovered my TRUE grit here. And Love blossomed here. Essence. Of self.

Thank you to everyone for holding me while I learned that.

Vera Johnson
Village Green Perennial Nursery

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