Today’s been typical–lights were left off, meat was avoided, and napkins were used sparingly. So I am going to use this blog post to talk about something else: reflection.
While this week has been tough, I am so grateful for what it has provided me with. I feel so much more aware of my actions, my choices. Moreover, I feel aware of the choices being made all around me. As I watch people in Slayter casually throwing away half of a salad in a cardboard box, I now notice the impact they are making. When reaching for my charger to plug into a library outlet, I hesitated, wishing desperately that I didn’t have to use my computer. I find myself walking past classrooms and turning off the lights when I see they aren’t being used. I don’t even want to take long showers anymore, I enjoy the feeling of knowing I’m playing a small part in helping this Earth by frantically washing out my shampoo. I know that there will be a few things I cannot give up, but I really believe I can continue to live a more sustainable life after this week has come to an end. The self-reflection I’ve gained from this week is going to change my practices for good.