Be this Orchid. 

Guys, I’m on the verge of tears. My phalaenopsis orchid has bloomed after 2.5 years of TLC.  Two winters ago, the local florist was getting rid of dying orchids because they’d cut off the flowers for a wedding centerpiece. I purchased 3 orchids and lugged them home (with much difficulty) on public transit. 2 of…

Growing Up Poor – Life Lessons Pt. 1

TL;DR; I grew up dirt poor and learned a lot of hard life lessons.     When my family immigrated to Vancouver, Canada, in the 90s, we spent the first year and a half living in the same building as drug dealers, prostitutes, and other seedy types. It was a moldy, decrepit building on the…