5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Plants
Lesson # 3: Structure Is Necessary
I bought Liberation the day I quit my job I hated to become a writer. I was free and I wanted to celebrate that freedom with a plant. The only thing about Liberation was that she was too free. She grew sooo fast. Her branches got all curly and her petals were stretching out in every direction. This was actually stunting her growth because she was pulled in so many different directions it was throwing her center off balance.
At the time, I was in the same place. I was sleeping at odd hours, working three part time jobs, trying to write, partying just a little bit too much. What Liberation and I both needed was some structure in our lives. I put a pencil in the center of her pot to help her stand upright and focus her growth. Then I sat down and made a schedule for myself. We've both been doing well ever since.