|it ain't easy being green|
i'm finding that is hard being environmental when you are really busy. over the past 18 years we've made some pretty big changes in how we do things - focusing on trying to be more aware of our impact on our earth. i am really glad we started 18 years ago because many of the things we do are so ingrained in us that we dont have to think twice about doing it like bags - i have been using my own bags for so long that i just don't forget to bring them into the grocery story or drug store or mall. i just instinctively grab them when i leave the car. recycling too - i don't even have to think about it - jars get rinsed, boxes broken down, cartons smashed...all without thinking about it. but lately i find myself - when i am really overwhelmed or busy or in a major rush and i have a nasty jar that needs to be rinsed and recycled - tossing a jar into the trash. guilt takes over and i end up taking it back out and recycling it - but the fact that i threw it out at all bothers me! there are quite a few more examples i have. now, don't get me wrong - i haven't gone back to my old ways - but its just interesting that i found it easier to be green when i was a stay at home mom.