So the past few days I’ve been really getting into Madeleine Olivia’s videos on YouTube, which I would highly recommend by the way, and she talks about minimalism and veganism. Two things that intrigued me but seemed unreachable at this point in life. As I’m still living at home and all.
But now I feel like I can maybe still achieve them, I realised I’m a very all or nothing kind of person which isn’t the most useful mindset to have sometimes. It would make more sense to start slowly, build up better habits and be far more likely to succeed. Instead of throwing myself into it all and more than likely fail because I couldn’t keep up with such a massive change in lifestyle.
At first I was trying to think of a way to encompass being a vegan and a minimalist into one word because they seem interlinked if you’re considering the environmental side of things, which I am. But I didn’t know how to so we’ll stick with just saying both the names until I come to a better idea. So here’s a quick break down of what I’m planning on doing, I’ll probably have more detailed posts going up about the individual topics later on.
So first with minimalism I’d just like to clarify, when I say minimalism I don’t mean the aesthetic of all white homes with barely anything in them. I just mean living a slightly less cluttered life, with fewer useless possessions taking up space that I don’t have. Plus, a large part of it for me is helping the environment. Buying less stuff = creating less waste. Simple really!
My main aim is to attempt to reduce how much plastic I throw away because I’m sure all of you have heard one thing or another about how much plastic is in our seas and the horrific effects it’s having on marine life. It shocked me when I realised just how much plastic we use and dispose of every single day. So I’m hoping to take steps to reduce that, more to come on that. I’ve also heard a lot about fast fashion and its less than ideal impact which I will try to write a post about in the future, that’s a whole other story that I don’t fully have the resources to delve into right now.
I’ve already filled a large box full of my stuff that I plan to donate, I will be writing a post about in the near future I’m sure. It was such a freeing experience and I don’t think I’ve ever gotten rid of that much stuff in one go before!
And then, becoming a vegan. *gasp* I’ve gotten negative reactions before when I’ve mentioned that I wanted to go vegan but they hardly bother me now. I’m becoming more and more aware of the issues within the farming industry, and the huge impact it has on the environment. Going vegan will just be my own little way of helping the earth. I don’t have all my aims and goals set out for this one just yet, but it’s something I’ll be working on soon!
I don’t think I’ll be having a blogging schedule for a while, I still have exams and all but I’ve been feeling inspired which was really needed so I’ll post when I can!
Until next time 🙂