I’ve recently been considering a diet change. There are so many “ideal” diets out there. But the real question is, are any of them really sustainable? This had me thinking, any major change in life can’t happen if it isn’t realistically sustainable.
Not just diets, or exercise plans. But jobs, schedules, hobbies, etc. Can I really pursue this career for the next 30+ years without it tearing me apart? Am I going to grow from this relationship, or will it eventually break me? Can I really afford shopping for new dresses at Ross every other weekend? Is this pursuit really in the best interest of my well being?
Not just in our personal lives either. Every product we buy, every service we purchase also must be sustainable. When I was buying produce the other day at the grocery store, I realized that every produce item I bought, I used a new plastic bag for. Is this really necessary? Luckily I soon discovered re-usable produce bags. Making me feel a little better about not contributing as much to the Texas sized trash vortex in the Pacific Ocean.
I realized that for every decision we make in our lives, big or small, it’s important to keep sustainability in the back of our minds. Not just for our own lives, but for our planet and the creatures who live on it without a voice.
Peace and Love,
Heather S. Rose