I feel as though I say this each time, but it’s been a while since my last post! I had hoped to post more when I started this blog, but after long days at work it can be difficult to sit down and write.
However, since my last post Emily and I haven’t made substantial progress in downsizing our lives and becoming more environmentally conscious. Balancing work, life, and being sick has taken its toll on us.
Although we haven’t changed too many things, we still are trying to be as aware of our choices as we can be. I truly believe small steps make big changes; especially when lots of people take those small steps.
In the coming months I hope to make sure my choices for the holidays reflect my convictions for the environment!
Halloween didn’t go as planed, unfortunately. I had hoped to have a waste free party and plastic free candies for trick-or-treaters.
Sadly, the party did involve decorations wrapped in plastic and candy in bags. We tried making conscious choices for certain items, like glass plates that can be washed, paper cups and straws that can be composted, and reusable decorations that will be stored for next year.
Even though we made these choices, I have to remind myself that making mistakes is normal for beginning a huge life change.
Especially when we live in a country that makes it extra difficult for someone trying to live a plastic-free or waste-free lifestyle.
Over the next weeks as I prepare for Thanksgiving, I’ll be posting about a waste free Thanksgiving.
I obviously want to make up for our All Hallows’ Eve celebration…
There are so many options to accomplish a waste-free dinner/party and I hope you join me as we celebrate something so important to American families in a way that keeps the families of the future in mind!
I think the hardest part will be finding a turkey that isn’t wrapped in plastic.
Have you made any changes to your life as the seasons have begun changing? Tell me about them in the comments below!