I’m so honored that Lena wanted me to do a guest blog for her. She is such a sweet person and has come so far in her blog!
My Journey To Be Come “Green.”
I can’t say for sure when it all started. I grew up in an at least somewhat environmentally aware home, more so than most at the time. My mom has always been a bit of a hippy at heart. We recycled, ate mostly natural foods, and things like that. When I was very little (I believe around three years old) my dad went to throw away my baby food jar and I said “no daddy we cycle.”
So I guess I have always been a little green.
But for many years it didn’t go past recycling, semi- natural foods, and picking up litter. Then I started getting sick. I was in a lot of pain, always tired and other weird symptoms. There were a lot of days I couldn’t get out of bed.
It turned out to be Fibromyalgia.
Some believe Fibromyalgia is affected by chemicals. People with Fibromyalgia often have multiple chemical sensitivities as well. So I went on a mission to get rid of all the chemicals in my life.
While I was doing that I watched “An Inconvenient Truth.” It shocked me. I knew things were bad. I knew we should take care of the planet. But living in a small town in Oklahoma I didn’t know what I could other than what I was doing.
Soon after watching I started learning everything I could about the environment. While it scared me it also left me feeling empowered. I felt like I could make a difference.
I wrote about my journey on Myspace but soon everyone seemed to be getting a blog so I thought I would give it a try. While the blog didn’t start about to be about green living it didn’t take long for it to go that way.
In just a few years I went from just recycling to composting, being a member of my recycling coalition, using only reusable bags, and so much more.
It hasn’t been very hard at all. I have taken it one step at a time. I’m still taking steps, I’m sure I will be for the rest of my life. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed remember every little change makes a difference. Once you take the first step you won’t look back!
Thank you Lisa for that great guest post!
I met Lisa via a comment she made on one of the very first posts I did for Blissfully Domestic.com. Via her comment, I clicked over to her blog and it was love at first read. I immediately recruited her to write for BD and ever since, we have formed a virtual friendship.
Like Lisa, I also believe that each little step we take makes a big difference and makes taker bigger steps easier. Thank you again Lisa for your very informative, pleasing to the eye, and very easy to read blog.