Shortly after the commencement of the coronavirus madness, a job I once loved swiftly became a job I hated with every fiber of my being. Just like a rotting birthday cake, the frosting on that cake ended up being everyone who kept telling me how trilled I should be to still have a job. My answer: screw that! I set about finding a new job and low and behold I did quickly find a new gig. One week I went to my old job and the next week I started my new job.
Many people with BPD have trouble with blowing jobs and then being jobless for extended periods of time… in the past this has indeed been the case for me too many times to count. So, I feel like I’ve definitly handled this in a manner that is perhaps approaching more normal grown-up behavior. My new job is certainly not my dream job but I can handle it far better than my once-beloved, rotting-old-birthday-cake job. Sometimes a person just has to buck up and roll with the punches.
Anywho, with little proper transition, I’ve had these beautiful hibiscus photos in my files for quite some time. Just like most of my photos, they were taken close by in the neighborhoods where I live. How wonderful it is to live with such beautiful flowers littered about all over the place here and there!
According to my PlantSnap app, these beautiful tropical hibiscus flowers are most likely classified as rosa-sinensis and known by the following names: Chinese hibiscus, China rose, Hawaiian hibiscus, rose mallow and of course the most interesting, shoeblackplant (I could find no info as how this name came about.) The Garden Lover’s Club refers to this particular variety as Palm Springs. I also found this link to a discussion by Hidden Valley Hibscus as to why the colors of hibiscus can widely vary depending on temperature and time of day. How interesting!
Indeed, careful observers might notice there seems to be noticible color variations. This is because I took a few photos one evening as the day’s light was quickly fading. I decided to go back the following morning and take more photos. Both created dramatic effects, although I have to say I kinda like the shadowy evening photos best.