I know what you may be thinking, trees that are black and white? Did this girl even try?
I’ll be the first to admit that this process was very simple. I found my tree and I made it black and white. However, this has a much deeper meaning to me. Without going into extensive I-expose-everything-about-me detail, here’s the story:
When I was younger I struggled with severe depression. My thinking was distorted. Everything was black and white. There was no grey area. There was no middle ground. I was the queen of all or nothing thinking, and that got me into a lot of trouble. The best solution my parents came up with was to send me to a wilderness program. I’m happy to say they made the right decision. I spent 3 months living out of a backpack in Utah and it was the happiest 3 months of my life. I learned that everything isn’t so black and white; there’s so many different shades and I have the power to make it that way, hence the different shades. But more importantly, the tree itself is the most significant. It is called a Ponderosa Pine tree and it is my favorite thing in the world (besides memes of course) because it reminds me of my happy place. They were everywhere in Utah and do you want to know the best part? The bark on a Ponderosa Pine smells exactly like vanilla.