If there’s one thing that bugs me about Accidentally Green, it’s the perceptions that other people have about me. Because I write about healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment, most people assume that I’m all green, all the time.
In fact, as the name suggests, I’m only accidentally green. I live a normal life. Six years ago I happened to learn about a bunch of toxins normal Americans typically are exposed to – and I decided that I needed to change for the better. I also thought other people needed to be made aware of the dangers and how they can be avoided.
I’m not planning to become all-natural or completely green – I simply don’t have the time or burning desire to make that my priority. (Just because I’m keeping things real, you can rest assured that I love pizza – the regular old non-organic kind – and I’ve realized that even though I know sugar is a bad, bad thing, I just love to bake cookies and cakes for my family. I’m going to continue to bake my unhealthy goodies … but with a lot of moderation.)
I know a lot of you aren’t planning to become all-natural or green, either. I’m here to encourage you that every little healthy change you implement will make some sort of a difference. Keep going … you are changing for the better.
So I don’t lose myself in trying to become an ideal green blogger – because that’s not who I am – I will take this year to get back to the basics. I’ll spend twelve whole months reminding myself what Accidentally Green is all about, and I’ll cover and recover some basic topics with you. As of now, I’m planning a different theme for each month. (First up in January will be controlling clutter – why and how to control it.)
As I mentioned yesterday, each Friday will include a Reduce, Reuse & Recycle Challenge. I have a feeling that I’m not the only person out there who’s hoping to simplify life this year. Each Friday I’ll share a challenge for you to work on and I’ll explain what it’s looked like in my own life. My hope is that by this time next year, life (in many ways) will be less cluttered and healthier for me and for you.
Are you with me?
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