“I am (obviously) much in love with plants and above all trees, and always have been; and I find human maltreatment of them as hard to bear as some find ill-treatment of animals.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien,
It’s a beautiful summer day here in Ohio. With the exception of the neighbors on each side of us, i’m listening to all of the outside noises at home. Mainly focusing on just the birds singing. To me, it’s one of the happiest sounds.
I just got finished watching Chasing Coral on Netflix. If you haven’t watched it, I highly suggest it. It really got me thinking that I could do something to create the change that I want to see.
I have always loved animals and the environment. It’s something that I’ve always cared about. I feel like once I hit age 28, I started reverting back to my old self that I lost when I turned 21. I’ve rediscovered myself again, things come full circle. I rediscovered the things that meant something to me growing up. I’m not saying that ages 21-27 were bad. Not at all. I was just finding different areas in my life. Now at age 33, I feel like I know who I am, which is a strong feeling.
Like Tolkien, I have a deep love for the earth. So after watching Chasing Coral, it only reignited it. I’ve come up with a plan for my own life and my household. This will take research, time, and commitment. It’s now my mission to make improvements in my own life to be eco-friendly and sustainable (note- not at all becoming a “hippie”). To make improvements in my community. To make a difference. That’s one of the reasons why i have a blog, it’s a way to document all the different ways I am improving my own life. And maybe inspiring a person along the way.
This weekend (if it’s not rained out), I will be volunteering at an urban farm. I’m actually really excited about it. I’ll not only be helping the community, I’ll be taught how to grow food, which will benefit me in the future. I also have been looking at different organizations to donate too. Now mind you, I am a student and work part-time, so I don’t have a lot “extra” money. But I’m thinking a little bit of money every two weeks to two different organizations. One for animal and one for land conservation. Today, I donated to Return to Freedom, an organization for wild horses. I encourage you to find a cause that’s close to your heart. 🙂