I have a confession to make, last night, I sat on the couch with my sweets and ate Doritos for dinner followed by a brownie and eggnog for dessert. I shudder to think what my poor sweet baby Lucy went through. Yes, I partly blame my crappy eating habits on pregnancy, or lack of money, or time. Truth is I’ve just been lazy. I used to eat so healthy and I’m getting back to that, not just for me but for my family! So 2015 will be the year of getting back to basics, the plan is to use dollars like votes (in all honesty isn’t that what they are?) supporting local organic farms, growing as much as we can on our own, consuming less, needing less, and finding so much more happiness in the process. I’m so blessed to have a green thumb for a husband and can’t wait to put the greenhouse that a little bird told me we’re getting for Christmas to good use! In the spring we’ll get a few egg laying hens and get this project (aka new awesome life underway).
At my birthday party last week we found ourselves surrounded by our closest friends, family really and it was so refreshing the conversations that came up. Talk of starting a commune made up of farms right next to each other and the barter system and while I absolutely see myself doing that in the future, I want to do what I can now. I want our children to grow up seeing where their food comes from and most importantly growing and harvesting it themselves. Charlotte is so blessed with such a variety of farmers markets that cater to every need year round, I was fortunate enough to sell my eye pillows at the Atherton Mills Farmers market and i met so many amazing people, I can’t wait to get back to supporting them!
So after the Holidays get ready for the big purge, I’ve been so inspired by my friend Kacy’s Project 12, where she gave her time, money, energy and love to others this whole year, I’m afraid I’ve become way to ego centric (I’m to busy, I don’t have enough money, I teach, I’m a mom, I’m pregnant) and all of these excuses serve no one and just bring in negative energy, that’s not what I want to put out because that’s not what I feel. I feel loved, and blessed, and lucky and happy!