Day two guys. Hope you’re all surviving…
As I crawled into bed last night (…this morning) I began prepping myself for day 2 of No Impact Week. With both roommates asleep and the room pitch black, I deemed this my “ho-hum” time, and I sat and reflected on the first day of living with no impact. Until I recognized the beaming light from under the door. Living in Smith, the hallway light is on constantly. Why? What is the point of having the lights on 24 hours a day? It seemed like a waste of energy to me, but I couldn’t think of many alternatives. Having motion sensor lights probably wouldn’t be energy efficient at certain times of the day either, and is probably expensive to install. Still, there has got to be a better solution out there. That predicament left me flustered and annoyed, thoroughly ruining my “ho-hum” sesh.
Getting ready this morning before class I had only one question. Or maybe a lot of questions that I condensed into my main concern at that ungodly early morning hour. What even is mascara made out of? I’m not entirely sure I want to know.
(…does anyone know what dipolyhydroxystearate is? Or acryloydimethyl tauate copolymer? Because that goes on my face every day. Sounds really natural…)
After getting out of class early and enjoying the beautiful day, I went to slayter to pick up my packages. I admit, Thanksgiving break may have been me dedicating an entire week to online shopping… I was so excited, absolutely beaming, until I got back to my room and looked at the plastic sealed packaging in my hands. Oh the guilt… I realized that I am the exact definition of hedonic treadmill. Begrudgingly, I tore open my packages (setting all the plastic aside to recycle, of course) and half-happily, half-guiltily I tried on all my new clothes. Someone please tell me where to find therapy for my online shopping addiction. (Retail therapy? Ha…just kidding…kind of…)
Lunch was a struggle and a half, I doubt there was anything local involved in my pb&j.
Feeling pretty defeated for day two.
I’m hoping for the best on day three.