Since my last two ranting posts, I’ve received many comforting e-mails, messages, and comments about my green fatigue. I am so humbled by your caring words of encouragement. It’s friends and crusaders like you that will keep me going and continue to live the best way I can, to be proactive…even with these little hiccups along the way. I was also pleasantly surprised, although sad too, that I wasn’t alone; that you had a similar fatigue in one form or another, that this little emotional dip was normal.
You are right; since I wrote this post, I realized a few things.
1. We are human and the same mechanism that causes us to feel distraught also fuels us to be passionate. I just need to channel that into being more positive.
2. Without people like me and you, there won’t be any change. We do have to take action, albeit small, towards change. Otherwise, the tiny “snowball” will never start.
3. Like Myra said in her comment, in the overall scheme of things, my insecurities are nothing compared to the sufferings so many Americans go through daily. I have to “Let it Go” and get over myself.
4. And as many of you suggested, I will take more time for myself. I am planning on more “me” time and start crafting again. In creating new and exciting things from my destash and “reuse” pile, giving new life, I will find my purpose again.
Oh, and when I read Jenn’s blog, Green Leaf Reviewer, I was flabbergasted that there are towns in America, that are still nor recycling!! Her post ignited my butt again and am planning to write about my recent trips to the local recycling center and the waste-to-energy plant. And thanks to Mary’s suggestion, I’m filling out that contact form to the White House and give Obama piece of my mind.
So , yeah, I am slowly getting optimistic again! We should continue to do small little acts and believe that they make a difference. I have to accept the fact that I can’t move a mountain over night. I have to start one rock at a time.
Thank you all!!
*Speaking of making a difference, BP needs our help in figuring out how to stop this oil leak. Apparently, there are 70 BP workers just looking over 10,000 suggestions that people have been sending, from bombs to torpedos, to stop the leak. And Kevin Costner (Waterworld and Field of Dreams) is suggesting one of his company’s inventions of using centrifuge to filter out oil from water. So, we, the little minions, have to get back to work and figure out how to stop this thing, because, you know, BP was too busy reeling in the dough that it forgot a little detail – what to do in an emergency. They obviously didn’t take the “Baby “Sitters Certificate” course or CPR.*