I’m taking a pause in my story since it’s late and it would take far more time for me to crank out s draft than it would for me to write about plants! 😊
Today was a very hot and tiring day. The AC is broken at my job, I ate breakfast pretty late and all day, making it my only meal for the day besides some scrambled eggs that I just ate. I couldn’t wait to leave from work because the heat was literally draining me.
On another note I was anticipating going to purchase more plants. I traveled across DC from Virginia just to get these beautiful plants. That is the most hiking I have done in a very long time after work.Little did I know how nice the area that I was going in was going to be. I had the opportunity to walk by beautiful plants, vines, and flowers of all sorts and capture footage including gardens with pretty little benches and so on. I think a woman saw me and was wondering what I was doing by the look on her face.
When I finally met up with Sarah I was so excited to see this beautiful green peace Lily plant. I felt like I adopted one of the most amazing things ever. Not to mention, my Rex Begonia, which was just as beautiful. I can’t describe fully the feeling of taking two plants home on the train and the bus. I know that people saw me and wondered what is she doing with those plants or we have a plant lady on our hands. It was a moment when I felt so proud to be walking with my brand new plants. I didn’t mind any of the attention. You know how when you have a really nice outfit on, or your hair is done right, or your make up is done right or whatever the case? That’s how I felt walking with plants like I was the baddest chic in DC.
For a while I had been putting off cleaning my dresser, cleaning out the hall closet and so on. But I was so excited to to make space for my plants and give them a new home. I did cluttered my dresser and organize the hall closet to move all the things to that location. Now all I have is a beautiful dresser filled with plants.
I named each one of my plants and my cactus.
So far we have peace, Rex, Maxine, Shirley, faith, hope, love, patience, Shaundell, and Yes but not least, gentle.
All of these Names Stands for something. Something or someone that I can always remember whenever I wake up to look at my plants, whenever I go to water them, whenever I go to trim them, whenever I go to repot them, whenever I come home, and whenever I decide to smell them or spend any type of time with them.
When life shows its ugly face, which it will do sometimes, or when challenges arise, or whatever the situation will be, these names will remind me of what I have to hold onto.
I will think of Maxine, my grandmother for inspiring me to start my plant journey. I will always have my mother to remember and encourage me and continue to go on my journey as she would have wanted me to do so and continue to grow. I ccan think of myself, Shaundell and remember that I am to still growing and when I look at one of my little plants I can remember that and I can see that oovertime as blooms take place. I can think of the peace that I have from God whenever things get shaky. I can think of patients, love, hope, faith, and gentle when life or people challenge me. I can remember that something beautiful, just as these plants, will come out of it.
Well that’s all readers. Thank you for taking the time and I hope you were able to be blessed song Lil way.
Hey ours Truly,