All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. This according to the all knowing source Wikipedia. And thats kind of all that I know about succulents since I find browsing the internet in general and Pinterest in particular for inspiring pictures of them are a bit more fun then reading about them. In fact until a couple a weeks ago I didn’t even know what they where. And now they are my latest crush.
I’ve sine then realised that the blogging world is a bit obsessed with them. And who can blame it? They’re something green, that you can put in your home, and that doesn’t look like you’re going to kill it of in less than a week. And as if that’s not enough they’re totaly photogenic, they come in a lot of different sizes and you can style them in a lot of way. So yes, they are amazing, And yes, I felt that I needed to get one. (I’m still talking about the succulents by the way, although I’m sure the bloggers are amazing in their way to.) But like with so much else I put it of to sometime in the future and continued to envy all the beauty I saw on Pinterest.
And now on to the story about why I got my tiny cactus.
Yesterday morning I woke up feeling a bit grumpy as always. But for some reason I just couldn’t shake my bad morning mood of. I didn’t want to do anything. I didn’t want to make a smoothie. I did’nt want to write the blogpost that I had planned on writing. And I definitely didn’t want to go for a walk. And my meds did nothing to improve my mood. So I was sitting in the (not warm enough) sun and felt like I was the most boring, worthless person in the whole world.
But then for some reason I came to think of the tiny cacti I’ve seen in Lidl the day before and the thought of them made me a little happy. I then realized that I needed to get one. So I went to the store to pick one up and I also picked up some chocolate in case the tiny cactus wasn’t enough to turn my mood around. I also started to suspect that I was turning in to my mother since I where buying a plant to make me feel better.
It worked though. I felt a little bit better already when I got to the store and by the time I got home it felt like a really good day. It’s funny how such a small thing can do so much.
When I got home I replanted the cactus in a big teacup and decoratet it with some semiprecious stones. It went fine eventhough I didn’t really know what I was doing and I’m actually a bit scared of the soil. And now when I look at it, it makes me feel that I’m not a totaly usless person but that I actually can accomplish something. I mean wow, I can actually get things done. Also I now have something pretty to look at.
What do you think about succulents, is there a hype or does it only exist inside my head?