I Am A Crazy Plant Lady
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BeLEAF Me, I Am 100% A Crazy Plant Lady

There will probably be a day where I won't have any room in my apartment because I have too many plants.

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BeLEAF Me, I Am 100% A Crazy Plant Lady

Allow me to paint a picture for you.

After a long and grueling day, you finally find yourself stumbling towards your place of residence. The only thing running through your head is how tired you are and how drained you feel from giving your attention to other people/tasks all day. Whether you're an introvert, an extrovert, or somewhere in between, you welcome the silence your home offers and the spot of color your plants bring into the room.

I absolutely adore my plants. It all started with some sweet marjoram that I affectionately named Philip (as in Philip Hamilton, the son of Alexander Hamilton, as a reference to the musical "Hamilton"). It wasn't long at all before I had collected the entire cast and started on the characters from "Mamma Mia!"

Since I don't currently have a pet of my own now that I'm financially independent, my plants really come in clutch when it comes to having a living thing to take care of. Since most of them are succulents, their care is incredibly easy because all they need is a bit of water every now and then as well as being rotated into the sun when the weather is nice. You won't hear them talking back at you like some people and particularly sassy family pets do.

In addition, they really do bring some life (literally) into my dark and dreary bedroom during this cold, sunless winter. My mental health is affected by all the gray skies and early darkness during this time of year, so I find that having plants lifts my spirits and reminds me that spring is on its way.

It's not just indoor plants though. I also love the beauty that nature has to offer as well. Unfortunately, with climate change on the rise, scientists predict it won't be long until more than just the flora and fauna are affected. Even though the general population is not the main contributor to this enormous problem, it's important to advocate for and work towards environmental reform before it's too late.

Do you really want to live in a world without colorful flowers and sweet leafy babies? I mean, they do provide oxygen and all that.

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