Well well well…looks like we’ve done it. Some of us with more pain than others, but we made it through in one piece. When I look back on my No Impact experience, I find myself wondering how it would have been different if I were trying this at home instead of at school. I think that I actually would have an easier time at home.
Last night I had one of the biggest internal debates of the week so far. I was offered a ride up from South Quad at 11pm and I declined. Here’s the kicker: the driver was my roommate and we were going to the exact same place. I walked and got back a lot later than she did, but it felt nice to do the right thing.
Guys!! We’re more than halfway there!!!! I’m so proud of all of you! I think that all the work we’ve been doing has actually given a handful of other people on campus ideas about how to live more sustainably! I know that my roommates, at least, have been more aware of their electricity use and have tried to limit it (mostly from me complaining about it, ha) BUT STILL!
Alright, I have to be honest: I think I’ve been cheating? I don’t know. All I really know is that I’m kind of eating whatever I want from the dining halls as long as it’s not in packaging and not meat. OH SHOOT I just realized I had pepperoni on my pizza. ok, darn. It was only a little.
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!”