Monday, May 12, 2008
Good Things Grow
Hey folks, yep, I'm starting another blog. I so want to write and share, and I really hope I will keep up with this one. I'll do my best!! I have so many great things I'm thinking about and starting to do, and am getting pretty passionate about. Where do I start? Well, I started a chapter of the Farmgirls, got invited to join a community task force on Sustainability, took the girls fancy camping at MaryJanesFarm, learned to sew (kinda), learned to knit, and I'm trying to teach myself photography. I'm feeling really so, how shall I put it? Motivated? Compelled? To actually DO something about what I see about to happen to our culture. I had a realization awhile back that I wasn't actually "doing" anything real. I liked to read about things, get inspired by this or that, but really, I wasn't actually getting out there, doing, creating, experiencing the things I love. Also, I realized how much of all this global warming trouble would be helped if we just stopped relying on the box stores for everything. The idea of living and buying locally, or at least from people you actually know, or heck, even learning to do stuff for yourself was like a light bulb that went off in my head! A real A-ha moment. Now, of course, I'm so at the beginning of this process, so yes, I'm still shopping at the grocery store, and at Target. But there ARE other choices to be made. At the farmgirls meeting last month, we discussed the book Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. Fabulous read, and it just shows what's possible!
Tonight I went to the first meeting of the task force on Sustainability issues that's forming in my town. It was great to see the enthusiasm and hear all the ideas for what we can do. Its strange for me to realize how important this is becoming to me, because I never thought of myself as the tree hugger type. :) I just think its so important to be able to take care of ourselves, and stop relying on whoever, or whatever to provide it for us. Or at least to know exactly who you are supporting when you allow someone to provide for you. So, as I embark on this journey, of learning how to become more self-sufficient, along with how to be the best mom, wife and Christ follower I can be, I hope you will find something that you can learn and do too.
Meanwhile, enjoy some of my photographic efforts...