Reflections on a Green Summer

This, my friends, is my last Halitrax post this summer. Feel free to cry.

It’s been a learning experience, that is for certain.

The blog:

I grew up as a very routined child. I can still remember the schedules of my youth, with an extra-curricular activity every day after school and one on Saturdays. The organization has made me become someone who simultaneously rejects and desires schedules and plans.

I don’t like being told what to do, and that’s what I interpret schedules as doing; they’re bossing me around.

At the same time, without a plan, my life kind of falls apart. I feel directionless and overwhelmed by my list of to-dos (both in life and work). Thus, I dutifully fill out my calendars and agendas, and leave it up to future Krista to decide whether or not to stick to the plan.

Having the scheduled Friday post has been annoying, because it became something that I was supposed to do. At the same time, it was AWESOME, because it forced me to focus on the summer goals of Halitrax, and document the challenges/successes/thoughts/ insights that I encountered over the summer. I really appreciated having this forum in which to do this.

The lifestyle:

Living green is hard.

I’m tempted to leave this reflection as just that statement. However, that isn’t a lesson-learned, per se. I knew it was going to be difficult to keep the environment top-of-mind, but I also knew/know that it’s important- no, it’s CRUCIAL.

I’ll spare you the sanctimonious platitudes and I won’t reiterate what has already been said on the blog. Suffice it to say, that I’m not going to end this “challenge” here. Every change I’ve made has been for the better, and has opened my eyes to new experiences. I recommend everyone reading be open to doing the same.

Number 1 Highlight:

Think you'd ever find something as freaky as this at the grocery store? Think again.
Think you'd ever find something as freaky as this at the grocery store? Think again.

The CSA. Hands down. It’s locally-produced, often organic food that I pick up in a weekly delivery. It’s delicious. It’s a no-brainer.

Well folks, it’s been fun.

So long and thanks for all the fish.

Follow me after Halitrax on Twitter @echoesofmymind.

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