She had always struggled with the idea of happiness and caring about herself.
She could see how others would engage in self-care through home cooked meals and video blogs of their personal lives,
but she could not find joy in those shallow attempts at understanding the soul.
Her joy was a simple one: she drank warm coffee in the sunlight and surrounded herself with plants. "Plants," she thought to herself, "were the sign of a healthy soul.
Plants were the ultimate proof of a person who could love and care for another life and ask only for existence in return. True joy should not be selfish."