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August 30, 2018
Today is the day! Today is the beginning. Today is the day that you found EcoMe. Today is where EcoMe found you. This is the day we can start this together. One foot in front of the other. Heading in the right direction.
Change isn't easy,,, infact I dont have time for anything that breaks me out of routine. I have 4 Children, A Husband, Family, Work, A home, Life - where and how am I supposed to do this..... Where do I find time that I dont have. How do I give more of me? Do I fit that in between wiping accidents off the toilet floor or do I do at the end of the day when I want nothing more than to crawl into bed.
Everyone's wanting me to do this - do that - but I'm lucky if I remember what days mufti day at school and don't fail at being a mother. Im certainly never mother of the year.. I am certainly nothing of the year! Ask my daughter who wants her pony tail re done 30x a morning before school. Ask my son who has anxiety though the christchurch earthquakes. And that's just two of them... But wait there's more!
I'm just a girl standing in front of this household, trying to hold it together and trying to pretend to the "Mothers League" that I've got my ducks in a row, that those ducks are in formation and that I know what I'm doing.
Isn't that enough for a mum without adding all the "Don't forget to take your own supermarket bags" "Don't forget your litter free lunch box" "Reuse it" "SAVE THE PLANET" All why you mop the floor do the dusting and make sure those ducks are in a row. Have I lost one yet?
As I write this I hear "Mum!!!" I hear my phone buzz... I see my husband on the couch without me and OMG I need to wash school shirts for tomorrow and do the dishes.
Everyone prepares you for having a baby.. but they get bigger and then you one day say.... "There once was a girl....." She stands in front of the dishes,, the washing the car trips and now when I quickly rush to pick up the 5 items at the supermarket that I somehow forgot I have a yr to find a new way of life... A new routine.
I can either put this in my hard basket - like I'm good at or I can use my time to work towards this. So much information says do this, buy that, go from zero to hero! But let's be real here.. We all know where we need to end up. What the ideal is.... but we need to take those steps... one at a time. We need to start on the journey 1 step at a time so that they become the new routine.. We need to make those changes that can become part of our routine or we simply won't do it. I know that one!
Abraham Lincoln said... "The best thing about the future is that it comes one day a time" or if I really wanted to go deeper... "The probability that we will fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
Let's start at the beginning. Let's put one foot in the right direction. Let's make one small change at a time. That way they become the routine. They become the normal. Lets get on the journey.. it's not a sprint to the finish line as long as we can make changes that we can do...
Welcome to the beginning. Welcome to the start....
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