My five-minute shower last night went perfectly. Bohemian Rhapsody is the perfect song to shower to. Nothing like ending your shower with Freddie Mercury singing “nothing really matters…to me.” what a good song. anyway: beside the point. I also showered with colder water which wasn’t pleasant, but hey, it kept me thinking about how I didn’t want to stay in there forever.
As I said yesterday, one of my biggest goals is to not buy anything new this week at all. I’ve been keeping to it very successfully despite the constant tempts I get by my friends and boyfriend while i’m in slayter with them. Though I have been keeping to my promise about eating the food I already have in my room, there is one big trade off: all of these snacks are individually packaged. So my goal about having one plastic bag full of trash isn’t looking too hot. Today I also decided to clean my room up; and it has my trash bag already halfway full on day two. Is it okay that I’m using up the things I already have even though it’s making waste? I don’t know what to think about it.
Also, I realized one funny thing while I picked up my mail today. I told my mom last week about how I was doing No impact week this coming week, and she said she’d mail me some handkerchiefs to prepare. I was hoping they’d come over the weekend, but alas, they came the first day of this wasteless week. Isn’t it so ironic that I got these reusable items in a disposable box? I just had to laugh when I picked them up this afternoon.
Other than that, my day went pretty well today. I picked up a few pieces of trash on my way back to kappa, I washed my dishes with minimal water, and I’m charging up my phone and laptop right now so I don’t have to leave them in overnight. Also, when I was cleaning up my room this afternoon, I did it only with natural light! (so still pretty dark). But it was very relaxing, I planted one of my new plants and made tea, and it had me thinking about how much I was enjoying that downtime. it’s the little things that count I guess.
Excited to see what comes tomorrow. Goodnight everyone.