Spring is here and I’m excited for longer days and warmer weather. I’m so ready to get outside and enjoy some much needed vitamin D. One of my big projects this year is to learn how to garden. This will be an adventure because I have never – ever been able to keep a house plant alive and I’m pretty sure I’m scared of any kind of bug that has legs or wings, but It’s good to try new things right? I have lived in the city for over six years and this transition into the suburbs has been eye opening. I have a yard! Hopefully it goes well, but I have my parents as an awesome resource if things get really pitiful. They always have an amazing garden. Every year they grow squash, garlic, chives, mint, basil, tomatoes, shallots, snap peas and one year I think they were even able to grow some corn! They also grow beautiful dahlias and roses in the front yard. They’ve always had an amazing garden and as a child, I always thought it was normal to eat herbs out of the backyard. As an adult, I want to have those fresh herbs in my yard too and not to go back to my folk’s house to steal them! I’m getting a little anxious about ripping up dirt and putting in plants, hopefully mom and dad will swing by to help.
Right now we have some huge lilac bushes in our back yard, and all our surrounding neighbors say that they are gorgeous when they bloom, but right now they look sparse and actually really sad. We just moved in last winter, so we haven’t experienced all their glory yet. Hopefully that changes in the next couple of weeks. Ideally I want to plant some flowers like perennials and fresh herbs like mint and basil in the garden. I think that should be a pretty easy start, but then again I really have no idea what I’m doing. We are hoping to build some raised planter boxes as well, this will be interesting because the only thing I’ve put together is Ikea furniture. I can’t wait to start these projects. It is going to be an adventure for sure! This spring I’m looking forward to gardening adventures!
What adventures will you have this spring?
Hi! My name is Rithy (pronounced “Raw-Tee”). I am the Lending Product and System Specialist for Verity Credit Union. Although I am new to Verity Credit Union, I have worked for Not for Profit Credit Unions for over eight years (and counting). My previous roles included everything from Teller, Loan Processor, Shared Branch Administrator, Accounting to Credit Analyst. In 2011, I completed my Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Washington in Communications and Social Sciences. I love my current role at Verity Credit Union. I am responsible for research and development of new loan products and assist in managing our loan operating systems. I am learning new things every day and that excites me!
I live in Seattle and enjoy eating and running, but preferably not at the same time (trust me, gets too messy). I’m lucky enough to say I got to marry my best friend, who also happens to enjoy eating and running. In my free time, I also love to cook and spend time with family and friends. My family loves to get together and celebrate, and we celebrate in the best way possible, with lots and lots of food! Even when I’m not celebrating with family, I often find myself cooking meals for at least 6 people, even though it’s just for my husband and me. My love for food is also the main reason in why I enjoy to run!