For Those Who Are Afraid to Put Down Roots

Updated: Oct 19

Bloom Where You Are Planted for ESL Learners

“Bloom where you’re planted.”

This quote is often attributed to the Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales (1567-1622).

Perhaps you've heard it before.

Imagine a child who blows dandelion seeds into the wind. One seed falls to the earth. It doesn’t have a choice where it lands, but it knows that it must grow tall or not grow at all.

So what does this mean for us? My interpretation is this:

Wherever you find yourself, it’s your responsibility to make it your home.

What do I mean by home?

  • Home is a place where you have people who will love and support you.

  • Home is where you can practice your hobbies and explore your interests.

  • Home is you can be a part of a community that respects and appreciates you.

  • Home is where you can feel safe.

My "Bloom" Story