Seriously? A worm?

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You can imagine my annoyance when I found out I was assigned a worm as a spirit animal. I mean, come on, a worm? Those gross, slimy, long invertebrates that live under the dirt? Instead of something cool like a wolf, a hawk, hell even a beaver, I got a worm. I thought it was the worst possible outcome. I still do. But I decided I might as well search up some facts about them.

Worm castings (manure) is commonly used to aerate, improve the structure of soil and increase production of enzymes of plants. It also provides nutrients for plants and helps repel pests like white flies, aphids and spider mites. It’s kind of like a 3-in-1 shampoo for soil and it’s natural so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals. In return, the soil provides a home, oxygen and food for the worm. It’s a pretty interesting partnership since the soil and worm don’t even know what they’re doing. They just do their own thing while they unawarely help each other.

I guess you could compare me to a worm in that way. When I do things, I don’t really think too much about how it affects my surroundings. But I still spread some positivity with my presence. Whether it’d be my interactions with people or just being in a room, I feel like people appreciate when I’m around. It might seem conceited but that’s just me.

As I said before, worms don’t really think when they do things. They simply don’t have the brain power to think about things. All they do is react to their environment. They eat food that they smell, move away from light so they don’t dry up and come out of the dirt when it rains so they don’t drown. I can definitely relate to this. I never think about what I do, I just react to what’s going on and go. I hope this doesn’t mean I’m as dumb as a worm.

So while it might suck to have a worm as your spirit animal, you might find some resemblances to fishing bait. Worms are really good for the environment and make some good fertilizer that only costs your food scraps. I never thought I would compare myself to a worm but I’m glad I did. I’m still not happy about what I got.


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