Today I start to walk along the path that will lead me to where I want to be.
I want to be a more cultured, knowledgeable, free, humane and spiritual.
I always buy my stuff from smile.Amazon, because most of the stuff is eligible for the program, which means that amazon will give a percentage of the price of the product to the charity you have chosen. This means you are doing something when you are purchasing items.
Today, I have bought a few books on how to organically clean the home, how to operate a zero waste kitchen and lifestyle, how to become plastic free. I have also bought a menstrual cup and bamboo toothbrushes.
I care for the environment deeply. I have always admired nature, I always love looking at different scenery and I want to do my best, my part to conserve the world so that my children and future generations can enjoy what I enjoy.
I have already started my plastic free journey by buying the free shampoo and conditioner bars from Lush. These products are amazing, they are supposed to last three months but mine have lasted way longer than that and on top of this they actually do my hair good.
I have asked people not to buy me bottled shampoo or conditioner anymore. My mum even bought me more bars which is amazing.
When I talk to people about my love for the environment, especially family, I will get funny looks and get told “to stop being silly”, when I ask questions that are valid. In Marks and Spencer’s there were nuts in a plastic tube. There weren’t that many nuts, and they could have been in different packaging, and when I told my mum she just laughed.
I think to change the world, there only needs to be one person with the idea strong enough to get others to listen. Once the idea is planted in a person’s mind, it becomes rooted and they will begin to change their behaviour.
I have been hypocritical, I have done behaviours in the past that completely contradict what I am or say today but that is the beauty of human. It’s recognising your mistakes and changing for the better.
Like I have said, I have always been into nature and the environment. I used to be apart of two after school clubs in primary, one called Woodcraft and the other Eco Squad.
Woodcraft was a group that wasn’t attacked to the school but used the school grounds, we would go camping, learn about the environment etc and Eco Squad, was probably one of the school clubs I was apart of for a long time from like year 2 i’d say to year 6. In Eco Squad we would pick up litter that was on the playground, de-weed the playground, plant flowers, collect the fruit bins from each unit and place them into the compost bins, which we would then use as soil for the flowers. We also learnt a lot about the environment.
People used to take the mick when they found out was apart of Eco Squad, there was no bullying, they just used to laugh and I would say I enjoyed it so it didn’t bother me, the only time I felt embarrassed was when I had to do a mini play about how dinosaurs became extinct and I was the T-Rex, and had to roar loudly because I was the longest serving member and the only year 6 in the squad.
I do my bit, but I want to do it more. I have gone litter picking in a park once, two years ago, I need to do this more though. When I see a piece of litter I sometimes pick it up and place it in the bin.
But this is a problem and issue that is close to my heart and anything I can do to help the environment whilst here on earth I am going to do that.
So I will be writing updates on my journey, reviews on the products, books etc to keep you guys in the loop, and maybe inspire some of you to make a positive change like I am today.
Katy Nella xoxo