Happy March! It seems a bit crazy that already, two months have passed of 2014. Here I am, still writing the date as 2013 at the top of my paper (oops). March is a fun month – spring break, warmer weather, and the countdown to summer. As animals come out of their hibernation, humans begin to come out of the winter slump they may have found themselves in.

It’s easy to be discouraged from doing productive things in cold, miserable weather, especially when all you want to do is sleep. So take advantage of the warmer weather (or, depending on where you live, the promise of it), and plant some seeds to develop.

As author Robert Louis Stevenson once said, “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” You may not have planted a lot of seeds during the wintertime (and if you did, good on you!), but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to start. It’s not even too late to make a new Resolution for this year, if you want to. Plant the seeds, water them daily, and then watch them grow. You’ll be surprised.

Oh, and another thing – with today being the first day of March and all, I couldn’t help myself but title this post March to the beat of your own drum (very punny, I know). In addition to being an extremely appropriate title, it also goes hand in hand with the aforementioned quote. You may be the only farmer working on what you are working on, or you might feel pressured to grow the same food that everyone else is.

Take heed of your gut-instincts, and don’t be afraid to be yourself. After all, it is March: so why not march to the beat of your own drum?