Well, much to my great disappointment, I was not accepted to the program that I had applied to. The assessment was long and rather in-depth but the essence is: my ideas have great merit, I harbor tremendous passion for my work, BUT (there it is…) I carry too much personal debt to make a go of right now.
What this means, really, is that it’s just going to take longer to get to where I want than initially thought. I can live with this. As much as I was hoping to be able to hop on the body care product production bandwagon, this just translates to “slow down idiot, you have a lot of things on the go”. And truly, Karma is right.
I have the organic farm we’re building (www.summerberryorganics.com) I’ve been invited to teach skating this winter at several different clubs, I have a job as a clerk at the local grocery store. Staying organized is going to be a challenge. BUT…(love that word) I can do this!
Gardening season is coming to a close so then it will be a matter of breaking out the skating manuals and attendance sheets and trying to remember which days I have to be on the ice and which days I have to be at the grocery store. In the interim, I think I’ll just blog about the daily life of a sworn Hippie.
In my morning ceremony of drinking coffee, checking my Facebook and reading any bits of e-mail that popped up, I found an interesting bit on the Mother Nature Network today.
The article is entitled “Get On Board The Non-Consumption Train”
It’s a good article that outlines and VERY simple method for mindful spending of your hard earned cash.
If everyone who shops (girls too!) took a moment when they are standing with that MUST HAVE item in their hand and really put some thought into answering the following questions, I think that things would change very quickly:
I do hope that I am getting this “credit where credit is due” etiquette right. I’m sure eventually I’ll figure out the details of the technical end of things.
Just a couple of other bits that I think should be added to the Non-consumption passenger list….
A. Is the item locally available? I believe that supporting businesses in your own backyard is crucial to the survival of many towns and even neighborhoods in big cities.
B. IF I have to venture forth for the item in question, is it REALLY worth the trip? Is driving for a half tank of fuel really worth the trip if a local business can order it for half the cost of the gas to go pick it up?
Just a few little things to think about BEFORE you get to the check out.