I’ve discovered plant therapy and it’s amazing

It’s been a really long week but I have accomplished at least some of what I set out to accomplish. That’s something. Yesterday, I sorta spent the day immersed in plant therapy.

Emmett and I spent some time at Petitti Garden Center. It’s one of the three dangerous stores for me to visit when I’m feeling depressed. It goes Best Buy, Petitti, and Home Depot. They’re dangerous because I can always find something I need.

All I needed was potting soil because I was potting my recently transplanted ferns. They started dying outside and I’ve been saving them one by one. I dig them up and plant them in a pot. All the potted ones are doing great, but I ran out of potting soil, Emmett also wanted a cactus. What I didn’t know was just how much I needed a giant Yucca Cane.

It was fun and being around all the plants felt really good. Emmett and I packed our potting soil, tiny cactus, and my giant Yucca Cane into the car and headed home. I spent most of the rest of the day with my hands in dirt and tending to my growing plant family.

I just call it plant therapy because it’s incredibly relaxing for me. After years of never having house plants, I love being surrounded by them now, and I’m teaching my kids to maintain them. They think my plant obsession is ridiculous but we all benefit from having them.

Spending the day working with my plants put me in a much better mindset and helped me to have a decent day. I didn’t get as much studio work done but I chalked it up to a mental health day, and it was a positive thing.

Today I’m emotionally drained. After a nap, I’m going to finish up a project I started, related to my workspace. I’m excited to share this when I’m done.

I have three ad copies to write and record this weekend, plus finish producing Monday’s episode. The boys will be at their mom’s for a short visit tomorrow and I really need the downtime. It’s been a long week and I’m glad it’s coming to a close. This coming week will be better and I’m doing my best to keep pushing forward.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)
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