Monday, April 23, 2018

Lifestyle changes and Blog revamp

It's been over a year since I've written anything on this blog and my life has changed so much over the course of those 12 months. I stopped writing because I got bored of it. I go through phases with things - I throw everything I have into one aspect of my life, or one hobby and then I get bored after a few months and abandon it for a while. It's something about myself I try to keep an eye on.

I wanted to revamp this blog because I'm attempting a HUGE lifestyle change and I thought this would be a good platform for me to sort of keep track of it and share my experiences with other people.

I am *attempting* to live a Zero Waste/Low Impact lifestyle. 

This is terrifying, but not more so than the fact that the average American consumer makes roughly 4.5 pounds of trash per day! That fact was truly a wake up call for me. So here I am, embarking on this journey. 

I'm not about to jump into something. I've actually already been incorporating it into my life and have been for a little over a month now. I started by cutting out as many single use plastics as possible (I carry my own coffee cup, I refuse straws, don't use produce bags, etc) and the things that I can't live without, I've been trying to find biodegradable or compostable replacements for. 

As a 22 year old dog owner in University (and on a tight budget) it hasn't been easy making this change, as buying in bulk is a lot more expensive than buying packaged and processed foods. It's also harder to find stores that supply zero waste products in my small college town. However, it's been a rewarding journey and I'm excited to continue it and document my progress along the way.

Keep an eye out for a blog revamp within the next few days(or weeks?). It's about time we change the aesthetic a bit! 

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