Am I following through with who I want to be? Some times I wonder. I know my beliefs. I know how I should be living, but do I follow through. Have I found my passion yet? Yes and no! I think my passion is to live as simply, as healthfully, and as naturally as possible. Within that, I want to not be as reliant on big chain stores, but unfortunately, it seems that they are the only way to afford things sometimes. I want to use thrift stores and second hand stores. I have done well with getting the kids clothes from other moms. It's more buying things for me that I need to be better at. Also buying craft supplies is tough, because it is more convenient to go to a big chain store and get eveything you need all at once and it's unfortunately much cheaper. I have a decent amount of supplies at home, and now I hopefully won't need to spend as much money at the stores, I need to use up what I already have (as I so often say)!
My goal is to make things for people this holiday. I still have a lot to do, plus I am participating in an apron swap, ao that is one more thing to add to the list, but I am really looking forward to making things for people. It may be as simple as making a wine bottle sack that the wine goes in, or the envelope that the gift card goes in, but there will be at least something handmade for everyone this Christmas.
I am always working to a healthier me and a healthier family. I am trying to buy foods that are healthy, cook at home more often, and taking time to stop and think about what I am putting into my and my family's body. I really need to get myself motivated to get the kids in the stroller and go for a walk. It's just getting dressed and getting out there and then I'm fine. I want to buy the "Whole life Nutrtion Cookbook" and follow that style of eating. I have to continue to eat all the things I am wondering if I am allegic to until I test, then I can make the dietary changes that I want and may need to make. I have another cookbook that I want to start using. It's more cooking and eating with the seasons. I think it will be a healthier way to eat. i just need to go theough my books and get rid of them if I don't want them. I will wither free cycle them or donate them.
I am trying to get rid of things that I don't need. I don't want to be one of these people that has so many belongings, but really has no need or them. I am close to having way too much stuff, but I am working on using it, getting rid of it and not bringing more into my life that I don't need.
I want to get back on track with only using cleansers that are homemade and naural. I have stopped using shampoo on my hair so that is one less thing that is unnatural that I need to buy, use on my body, put into the environment. I have been using a conditioner once a week and sometimes I use a vinegar rinse if I feel like I need it. My goal is to find a way to make my own conditioner. I make my own body cream, I am going to learn to make my own soap, and I will use more natural cleansers (think vinegar) vs chemicals!
I will continue to find time to be creative. It makes me feel so good to make things. I think it is really important to make time to do the things that we enjoy and I so enjoy creating!
Here's to following through with your passions!