How to stay committed, even when it seems all the odds are against you.
Life happens to everyone, I lost my job, I lost my partner, and someone passed away! These are all just examples of things that we deal with on a daily basis. Some more than others, but yet they are an integral part of life as we know it. Sadly, these are just a few examples of things that as a society we don’t talk about. I have noticed that all too often, we are quick to share good news, but not so eager to share the not so pleasant news. It is a part of our ethos to do this, based on the framework of our paradigm in this particular society to which we belong. Often times as an aquarist I have experienced a lot of the things aforementioned, and some a lot worse. Through it all I have found a reason to persevere! To continue in this hobby, to continue to create, and be inspired. Now, if I’m being honest, that means a shitload of neglected tanks! and lot of algae (But that too is ok). I accept it because its cause and effect, its nature’s way of saying hey Dickhead, somethings out of balance! Oftentimes, just like your aquatic masterpiece, we too become out of balance. One of the things that has continued to captivate me about this hobby is the amount of commitment required to be successful. I often correlate the status of my aquariums to how well I am personally doing; yes its true, I’m opening up here don’t judge me!!! I think that a lot can be said about that. Keeping aquatic wonders, has become a symbiotic relationship of sorts, one that I can personally say, may or may not KILL the host. With that being said, when you find your since of loyalty, and are able to reap the rewards of your diligence and perseverance, you may find that by simply embracing the ebb and flow of life, directly correlates to your setups, and through acceptance, you can actually find a peacefulness nestled carefully where it always was, just waiting to be uncovered. Loyalty is a virtue that we all have the capacity to possess. However, it requires growth, and as I have said before, growth is painful, but it is also a necessary function. Respect the process, and things will come in their own time and in their own place. Remember Stay Loyal, And, Stay beautiful
Until next time, Keep Tanking
Steve/ Warrior Planted Tanks