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While you're shopping for plants in big-box stores like Walmart and Lowes, you'll probably notice that most plants fall into two categories: low light or bright light. Low light plants are marketed as being easy to care for and able to survive anywhere in your house that could use a splash of green. Many of these low light plants actually will survive in conditions without much light, but the key word is "survive."
Over the past few years, I've developed a decent-sized plant collection. I started out with cactuses and succulents and eventually expanded to tropical plants. Going from having plants that rarely need to be watered to ones that actually need consistent watering has been a struggle for me. I'm always worried about my plants drying out and dying, so I end up giving them too much water. As a chronic overwater-er, my house is a fungus gnat's dream.
I like to watch familiar movies to help me fall asleep, and I've been watching a ton of Disney movies lately. I grew up watching Disney princess movies, and I still love them. When I was a kid, I just enjoyed the pretty dresses, fun songs, and inspiring plots. I still enjoy those things, but recently, I've thought more deeply about these movies while lying awake at night, and I've noticed a common trend: most of the princesses are very sheltered and naive about the world around them.