So, I’ve been out of the game for a good long while. I went right back to my spendthrift ways. But, just because I fell off the wagon (for 4 years) doesn’t meant he journey is over. I am back at it and this time I have some idea of what is worth my time and what is too much for the time and abilities I have.
Where have I been? Well, the job that I started 3 years ago gave way to another job in government a year ago. I am now in school to switch careers and become an English teacher while still working full time. My boys are 11 and 14 now and wonderfully weird. I managed to raise readers, which delights me to no end, and they are funny and kind and all the wonderful things that mothers believe about their sons. (except mine are all true) My husband is still rolling his eyes at my schemes to be green and thrifty while still enjoying shopping and eating out. I have to admit, sometimes I am eye-roll-worthy.
I have little to no time these days between school, work, and family (and some me time thrown in), but I am trying to do small things that don’t take much time or effort. For example, I got bamboo handled biodegradable toothbrushes. We needed to replace our brushes and these are actually cheaper than traditional plastic toothbrushes. And, we are using a little less plastic. Baby steps. I started composting again, too. Easy things that don’t take a lot of energy or time.
That’s my world right now. Lots of baby steps. Lots of incremental changes to take care of myself, my family, and the world around me. I look forward to writing more to keep me on track and going forward.