It has been a long break between posts, I have been working on my journaling blog, at Journaling and Walking and also at learning to take and create better images. Whilst I am loving doing my new blog and focusing on my love of journaling. It feels good to come home to this blog, and I feel it is time to come back here.
What good things have you been enjoying lately?
This weekend I have been enjoying attending an ethical shopping class, learning how to spend my money in a way that supports less chemicals, home -grown, animal rights, less packaging, fair trade, sustainable produced and so much more.The way I spend my money, can be a vote for the things that I feel is important. The other thing I learnt was the power to inform companies of my decisions, of approval and disapproval. Ethical shopping is such a huge area to consider, and I will be starting with one thing at a time on my shopping list developing more ethical selections over time. The other thing that came up was the idea of simply not consuming so much. That question of do I really need to buy it, or do I simply just want it?
I also enjoyed attending the Belgrave Lantern Festival, on Saturday night. This is such a lovely community event, the parade seemed bigger once again this year, and included so many creative lanterns. I enjoyed sitting outside eating pizza for dinner, and was entertained by the parade. It was a very cold winters evening, and a great way to celebrate the winter solstice.
Today I enjoyed staying snuggled up in bed all morning listening to an audio book. Brunch which was cooked by my husband, and then catching up with my blog posts and sending off emails. It was a lazy day!
Over the last six months there have been times when the traffic and building of new estates gets to me. Whilst there are times I feel this suburban life is isolating and boring, and I long for the excitement of the city. Other days the places I want to go and the activities I want to do seem so far away and hard to get too. These things make me feel like a unhappy suburban chick. I remind myself to find a way to live an enjoyable life, and to see exciting opportunities in my own neighbourhood. It was this attitude that helped me to discover the Belgrave Lantern Festival, and also the Ethical shopping class I attended on the weekend. It was this attitude that helped me to discover my lovely adventure walks which have led to so many discoveries in my local neighbourhood.
Once again I plan to come back to this blog, posting only once a week, and focusing on embracing my suburban life and living life as a Happy Suburban Chick.
Wishing you all a wonderful day!