I've been plugging along here on the blog for over a year. I started it to help me (hopefully) figure out what I wanted to do beyond teaching and I believe I'm beginning to figure it out. As I'm sure you've noticed, I've become ever more interested and vocal about sustainable living. It just can't be ignored any longer that there are negative consequences for the way we have been treating the earth. Even if we all begin today making changes, there are still going to be consequences. I'm realistic about what can be done if governments and businesses don't do their part, but I have to do what I can for my own health and peace of mind. And I'm completely aware that many people do not have the time, money, or power to make changes, which is why we need the support of business and government. It's why I also use my background to educate, rather than shame. I encourage you to do what is natural and beneficial for you ― and I certainly don't claim to have all the answers. I'm always learning more and I when I know better I do better, and I think that's all any of us can do. Sorting out sustainable choices takes a lot of time, so I hope I can be a reliable resource for you to learn from (mistakes and all).
If you saw my recent interview, you'll know I recently connected with other sustainable bloggers in New York and beyond. Instead of seeing each other as competition, we're working together to make the sustainable agenda attractive, as well as attainable. I'm working on the website for the group and I'll show you all when I'm done! I encourage you to check out my Ethical Friends section for other fantastic sustainable sites. Some exciting things are happening for me as a result of the group and I've been motivated to reinvent myself in a few ways.
I've also made changes here and there to the blog. The SHOP tab is ever growing, so check it regularly for new brands and information. I'll take some time off from the blog in August to improve it even more and add some affiliate links. I'm not keen to host ads, so this would add a small revenue stream for me without having to change the appearance of the site. And I'm working on a logo for The Note Passer; I've been blocked on what to do until recently. With all of the recent developments, I've needed one and so it's another area of reinvention. I'll reveal it soon too!
This is an exciting time and I'm thankful I have the freedom to do what I love and then figure the rest out. I'm thankful for all of you who read and tell your friends and write me sweet emails. I love hearing from you! Please keep me in mind when you have a question or concern about ethical options or sustainability or anything really! I love to research and help so just ask! I hope you'll keep reading, learning, and growing.
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