After taking some time to process the craziness of the holidays and the new year, being back in my everyday routine has given me time to really reflect on the last year and all of the changes that it brought me in this Conscious living world. Here's a bit of a recap as to what my 2019 year looked like:
Throughout the year I did a few monthly challenges (Ditch the Straw, Ditch the Plastic Bag, Ditch the Hot Coffee Cup), I got some family to join me on personal cleanups, attended a few United By Blue cleanups, started making my own hand soap, etc. But I had a few "fails" too. I switched over to more natural shampoo, but after not finding what I loved, went back to the typical shampoo I used. I caught myself taking ibuprofen once or twice since last April instead of going with essential oils only, I occasionally grabbed an iced tea from Dunkin Donuts early last year when I was too hungover to think straight.
The important thing to remember is this. Change doesn't happen overnight. As you can see above, it happens over many nights and many days. It happens when we make time for it to happen. It happens when we make mistakes, acknowledge them, and continue to move forward. It happens when we make conscious decisions to keep the change that we want to see on our minds. It takes practice, it takes dedication, it takes CONSCIOUS. LIVING.
Cheers to 2020 and all the happiness and love it brings.
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Jamie is a musician, avid lover of nature, and a dog momma living a more sustainable life each and every day.