Meet Eric: my new indoor potted chamomile bush. We are now a family unit.
I know you may think this is a parody, or a comedic post, but it’s not, really. It’s quite a milestone, because it signifies the subtle shift in my life: I am moving from a place of isolation and learning how to self-care, to a place of being able to consider, nurture and care for another living thing.
If you consider that this time in 2011 I was incapable of holding on to my job, my sanity or to care for anything other than how to get that next hit of crystal meth, it’s a huge change. Huge.
‘Growing up’ – like parenting – lacks a manual, so we have to figure these things out for ourselves. Especially when our parents skipped a couple of life lessons, here and there. Eric is a step in the direction of growing up. Properly.
Easy does it!
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