On my six hour LONELY drive back to Denison yesterday, it really hit me that No Impact week was starting the next day, and that MY WHOLE WORLD WOULD BE FLIPPED UPSIDE DOWN. Ok, over dramatic. But I knew I was going to struggle. At first I thought to myself, “Hey, I can do this! Don’t eat meat, don’t throw stuff away, psh no problem!” but oh, oh no. I feel guilty WASHING MY HANDS. Like, ok, sorry I need to be clean. And SORRY that I like to have clean ears but I’m not going to NOT use Q-tips when I FEEL the wax building up. Sorry, guys, now none of you will ever want to talk to me again. Whatever it’s a blog, that’s what its here for.
So this morning I woke up and immediately realized that I can’t just unplug and plug in the alarm clock every time I’m not using it. When is anyone ever really using a clock? Only when the look at it, so like, I’m not gonna go plug it in when I need to know the time cause THAT DEFEATS THE PURPOSE OF A CLOCK. So I ignored it and thought “Nothing I can do about it, whatevs.” I went to wash my face and was like “UGH! Water! What is wrong with me?!” but, um, I’m not walking around with visible greasy-face all day so I washed my face really super fast. I had to print out a paper for a class this morning, that I’m going to hand in to my professor, he’s going to grade it, it will find a place in the bottom of my desk, and I won’t see it again until I recycle it at the end of the semester—a vicious cycle.
The eating part of this project is pretty difficult because I don’t know where everything comes from or how it’s been grown. So I’m pretty much just taking only what I’ll eat, and not throwing anything out. Also, during the consumption diary portion of the project, I noticed that I don’t eat meat a lot, so I’m just staying away from meat altogether this week. Another one of the problems I’m having is the lighting situation. Sorry that it gets dark at 5pm and I have stuff to do! i have my blinds open so that I can use natural lighting until about 5, but after that I’m like…ahh…desk lamp here we go. Also, hi I need to use my computer. I wish I didn’t need to so much, but I do. And it’s so old now that it loses battery so quickly.
Also, what do I do when my friend invites me over to watch a movie?! It’s ‘Horton Hears a Who’ so I can’t pass that up! I don’t want to give in so easily, but she’d be watching it anyway, so why not share the love?! CONFLICTED.
Hopefully tomorrow will be better!!! Good luck, everyone!!!