Hello, friends. As I’ve been on this journey to be more sustainable with my purchasing and be more careful about the amount of waste I produce, a lot of things have come up with myself, and with others. Both good and bad. There have been so many encouraging people and communities I’ve met along the way. People who either cheer me on or join in the journey in their own way. My family has been especially accommodating and accepting of my lifestyle changes, and for that I am eternally thankful!
However, going against mainstream culture always has some pushback and snarky comments. And, I’ll be honest, these comments get to me sometimes. I really value insight and opinions from others, whether or not I choose to listen to it all the time, so hearing that my efforts are worthless or could never actually make a difference is difficult to hear. I think most humans would find that difficult in some ways, right?
The other thing I hear over and over from others who are making similar lifestyle changes is that they often feel guilt for not doing it “right,” and I have to say I’ve felt the same. It takes a lot of energy to change your way of living, which, for me, has often meant that I seek out the online community either on Instagram, Amino, or Youtube. BUT we all know that even though social media is a great place to find like-minded people, it’s also perfect for trolls and rude people to voice their rude, trolling opinions.
So I guess what I’m getting at is that I want this blog to be a place of encouragement and positivity, which is why I’ve created my first free printable:
GET IT HERE: “be brave, be kind, be you” – FREE PRINTABLE
I want people to come to this blog for product information, lifestyle change tips, and also an encouraging voice. There’s enough negativity in the world already. I want to battle that garbage and nay-saying with some positivity, encouragement, and some pretty stuff to put up on the wall (because that kind of thing makes me happy haha). If you have any ideas of what you’d like to see in terms of printables or downloadables, please comment below!
So please, download this printable, put it as your background, art on the wall, share it with your friends, or whatever else your heart desires. Peace and love, everyone!