Boredom does disappointing things to me.
- During the first section of the COVID lockdown, I was climbing the walls.
I took a lot of naps, and watched a lot of Netflix, and did entirely nothing of any worth or value. My wake-up call came from my older brother. The people I was with and I were chatting over texts and he told me how he started taking online classes to learn a new language. When I asked him why he was doing it, he said that he wanted to use this time for something productive. This inspired me to try and learn a new skill, so I decided to start growing cannabis plants in the garage. I had regularly wanted to learn how to grow my own marijuana, but regularly found an excuse not to do it. With so much time on my hands, and a collection of cannabis seeds I had been saving for the last few weeks, I started my new project. Within a week I realized the marijuana’s reputation as a “weed” is widely exaggerated, because this stuff is hard to grow! I have a fresh appreciation for the math wizards at the cannabis dispensaries who can cultivate such tasty and potent weed. Through trial and error, I ended up producing a few sickly and weak marijuana plants. It was barely enough cannabis to harvest, and when I finally completed the project I found that it tasted terrible! I had to find a new way to alleviate my boredom in the lockdown, because growing cannabis didn’t work for me. I will stick with the cannabis dispensary.