I love Wednesdays for blogging, at least on this blog. On Wednesdays, I love to see what Jamie over at http://jamieridlerstudios.ca and what http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com prompt me to think about.
This week Jamie asks: "What guidance do you wish for?" As usual, Jamie's question follows right along with things that I have been thinking about. For me, I wish for guidance in following my dreams and my passions. I know what my dreams and my passions are, at least I think I do, but I think I need guidance on how to follow though with them. How do I make them them a part of my life instead of just a dream in my mind? Is it possible to take them and make them something I could make a living at and if so, how do I do it? How do I follow my dreams and my passions and not give up on my social work profession? How do I follow my dreams and passions and afford to do it? I guess these are just a few of the questions that I wish for guidance on.
Last week, for change the world Wednesday, I wrote about reducing my waste. I guess on some level I made a pretty huge goal for myself. One of the things that I have to remember in my life is that I can take small steps to get to the large goal I have, I don't have to leap to the large goal right away. I have done better this past week with making my own tea and bringing food for lunch, but I have not been perfect. I still need to get better at planning and making sure that I have food in the house to make dinner and that I actually make dinner. I also need to get better at packing my dinner for work and using up leftovers. I have been better this week, but not where I was hoping to be. I also want to do better at not buying my coffee or my tea out. A lot of my goals will help reduce waste and also help my finances, a win win situation. As I wrote above I want guidance in following my passions. One of my passions is living a greener more natural life and that includes reducing waste. So, this is a goal that I will be continuing with and hopefully as time moves on, the small changes I make will lead up to the large goal I have.
This week, reduce footprints asks us to look at our fridge and see what we can do to make sure that it operates efficiently. There are lots of suggestions that they have and I plan to follow through checking out my fridge. One of the suggestions is to change the gasket. I know that we have replaced it recently, but I will double check to see that it is still working right. I will plan to write an update of how things go after I follow reduce footprints suggestions.