Mornings are already the worst part of my day and now that I have to cut back on my warm shower, it makes for a rough first few classes. Showers are still shorter than normal but forcing myself to turn that knob and feel the cold that is the Crawford hall way only makes me want to stay longer.
Food is still my biggest problem. Although I do eat a lot when I go to Huffman I am always hungry between meals. My trash of the day was from the Nature Vally bar I ate between breakfast and lunch, and, when dinner did come around, I couldn’t stand another meal at Huffman so I had to get Dragon Village or I don’t think I would have made it through the week. Looking back at what I got t go, there was a lot of unnecessary packaging. They don’t need to put the food in a brown bag and then into a plastic bag. Not only is it not good from an environmental stand point, but it would also cost the business more money to buy both bags. My only solution to the lack of food problem is making a protein shake to help keep me full. It comes in a bulk container that has something like 70 servings and all you need to add is water. Easy enough.
Coffee mug and water bottle are both very convenient. They also charge you less when you get coffee and already have a mug. If you are an avid coffee drinker like I am, fifty cents is worth it. I am still doing work in the common rooms to save the lights, but my computer has been plugged a lot. I don’t really know what to do about that. I don’t really consider it trash because it was for school work, but I printed a rather large document for a class that I had to write a paper on. I started looking at it on the computer but then I realized I wanted to write on it to help write the paper. I felt a little guilty but it had to happen.
As day three comes to an end I have a greater appreciation for people who try to live this way either year round or just make drastic life changed because they want to make the world a better place to live. I don’t think I would be able to do it for a year. It might be a little easier if I were to do it at home than at school, but every little bit counts.