Over this past year in lockdown, I’ve felt myself becoming increasingly agoraphobic and isolated. I’m at a very high risk for COVID so this lonely mindset has kicked into overdrive. I just sit in my room all day and have been spending my time decorating. I love gardening and tending to plants and my room is full of them. It helps me feel engaged and safe, and it’s so rewarding seeing them blossom and grow. I have an ivy that is 4 ft long! Basically, my story is that I feel the need to isolate for health reasons and I feel cut off from the world and life in general, so by tending to these plants (and my cat) I feel safe, and still have access to light and growth even though I can’t really leave the house.