I am notorious for killing all plants, even bamboo and cacti But THIS one, this beautiful orchid, I somehow have managed to keep alive for over four years, so maybe there is hope for my black thumb after all! My daughter gifted it to me on Mothers Day four years ago, so I wanted to do my best to keep it alive. When I got divorced 3 and a half years ago, it was one of the few things I took with me, for some reason it just felt important, and even more so to not give up on it when it didn't bloom for the past 3 years.
And finally I have blooms! I repotted it and started giving it more plant food frequently and it has transformed and is thriving. Moral of this story, don't give up on anything, or anyone (including yourself) that you see potential in, that has meaning and value to you, it's worth the wait to see the potential realized.