1: New Year, New Goals

I don’t have to explain myself to you (regarding my long absence) but I will. That day, however, is not today so let’s talk about something else. We’re starting again from the top, except this time I’m not going to try and do 100 days in a row. Instead, we’re going to try 100 days total in a year. I don’t know if it was clear that I was trying to do 100 days in a row but I was. I’m realizing 100 days in a row may not work out and I barely made it over 30 posts (which is like, hey! progress!) last year so we’ll try again.

This year, I’m going to try to be more intentional with the things I do so I’ve set myself a list of 2020 goals. Look, I’m not a perfect person so I can’t tell you how well that’s going to go but I have a friend whose 2019 goals really inspired me so I’m going to give it a try. Disclaimer: I have a lot of goals. I’m trying to keep them realistic but it’s hard when you want to do ALL THE THINGS. Now, I’m only going to share my goals as it’s relevant on this blog. Mostly because I don’t want to jinx myself by speaking it into the universe. Sometimes, the universe will take it away from me.

Anyway, the first one I’m going to share with you is the “less plastic waste” one. Now, in general I already try to do this. However, I’m getting tired of the bottles that I see lying around my car and home. I said to my husband the other day “I’d really like it if we as a family consumed less plastic” so we’ll see how that works out. In any case, I’m certainly going to try for myself. Like I said, I’ve already tried to do this. I know, already, that plastic is not very likely to actually get recycled in my lifetime (with the high number of plastic being produced and consumed). I feel like companies throw the recycle symbol on something as an illusion of being eco-friendly, when making a plastic sippable cap isn’t any better than using straws. So generally, I try to get the canned drinks or eat in at a local restaurant. It’s easier said than done, of course, when you’re trying to go on living your life in a consumerist-capitalistic world.

Thus, my journey begins by spending the next few weeks logging down my plastic waste. I’m going to keep consuming the way I do – being mindful that putting a laundry detergent bottle into recycling doesn’t really mean anything. I’ll log everything from clothing tags to frozen vegetable bags. Maybe I’ll post the diary and maybe I won’t but the end result is that I’ll see where I am and see what I can do to further limit the amount of plastic I consume.

In any case, I’m pretty sure my biggest obstacle is the bag of potato chips sitting in my lap.

P.S. Recently read this post I made last year and I think it still holds up one year later.

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