I’ve always loved cacti. Once they became trendy and everybody started to love them, I really struggled with deciding if I should continue to love them or not. I like to be different and cool. It’s an ego thing, I guess. So when suddenly girls everywhere started buying cactus-patterned shirts, I felt very irritated. And I was tempted to not like them anymore just because everyone else did. But here’s the thing: cacti are honestly, legitly cool. And I really do like them–it’s who I am. And so had to decide if I wanted my self-given identity as an outsider/rebel-type to overpower my God-given identity as a cactus-lover. Does that make sense? The moral is this: don’t let yer ego keep you from staying true to yourself. Fads come and go, but my love for cacti is eternal.