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I, Alissa, age 26, have a confession. I am a plant lady. And I do mean, a plant lady. I never expected to tell you this, but one of the biggest sources of joy in my life is tending to my indoor plants, learning how to take care of them and getting to talk about their growth. Plant nurturing, as I call it, is now a full-on obsession. I even joined the rewards club of a local nursery and they ask me how my plants are doing. Last Thursday we went to ladies night as a mini-date night! Currently I am on a first-name basis with a local plant nursery staff. My family is probably cackling after reading that. If it’s a weekend, you can probably be safe to assume I am taking on plant lady status and walking up rows of tropical plants dreaming about what they would look like in my place. I’ve tweeted about my many Sundays of joining 80 year old ladies as we walk peacefully around the garden center. In short, I really, really love plants. To add to the complexity of this whole thing, I hate being outside because I think the sun is always out to kill my pale skin. So I love plants, but don’t make me be outside. I know it, it’s weird.
First, I think this is just one of the things that I’ve done recently that is just like uncomfortably adult. I’ve also set up a 401K account, signed up for credit score monitoring, stuck to my budget, made an extra car payment and set up a plan for building a healthy savings plan. Oh and I’ve also consistently moisturized with eye cream day and night.
I have this habit of going so hardcore into a habit, exhausting myself, burning out, loving it again and then moving on to the next thing. I’m really trying to break that and truly learn a hobby slowly and steadily to break this cycle of manic hobbies. For some reason, plants, which require patience that I have none of, have become my this habit breaker. I’ve learned that if I’m going to be a plant lady, I need to go all in. Thankfully though, Pinterest exists and I can read entire blogs dedicated to merely the re-potting of plants. (There truly is a blog for EVERYTHING!)
So when I went to Old Navy to shop for some new clothes, these pants stopped me in my tracks. You would think that would be because they are green and that’s my favorite color and blah blah. No! I loved them because I instantly started trying to name the leaves that were on them! I named two of them instantly and I basically was beaming like a small child does when they do something so simple that they think is profound. The pants called to me! I basically felt the same attraction to them as I do when I walk through a garden center and I find a sweet little plant who I think needs to be rescued. Yes, I acknowledge that this is slightly neurotic, but like I said, when I get a new hobby, I go all in.
So it just seems like fate when you can describe your plant lady love by wearing pants. Even better? I was feeling VERY self-conscious about the print because as much as I LOVED the print, I never wear printed pants. Heck, I don’t even like wearing pants normally, but printed pants? I think that has happened twice in my adulthood, if barely that. So I took an informal poll on my Instagram stories, and you all loved them! I was shocked, I kind of expected some people to say they weren’t flattering but everyone was so supportive! I absolutely love that so many people who follow me are like, WEAR WHAT YOU LOVE GIRL! They are right, life is too short to not wear the printed pants, so that’s what I’ve been doing.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t going to write a post on plant care for the first time. There are SO many things that I didn’t know to do that have kept my plants healthy and happy and also things I’ve learned about myself. So although I never thought I would be here writing this post, here I am! Life has a lot of weird twists and turns and one day, you’re an adult who is investing in your 401K and blogging about plant lady plants.