And just like that, it is 2019.
I am kind of pretending that time has not moved so fast and have not made any resolutions for the new year.
Honestly, I do not need another to-do list.
Last year, I hoped to accomplish the following resolutions.
Here is how I did based on the following scale:
Neah= didn’t even happen
Meh= kind of did it
1.) Buy in bulk: neah
This just didn’t happen. Will work on this for 2019.
2.) Reduce clothing purchases: yay!
I did make a real conscious effort to reduce my clothing purchases. For instance, I went to a clothing swap, borrowed white dresses for wedding-related events, and only bought a pair of pants and socks for my honeymoon.
3.) Be conscious of what goes in the trash: yay!
I am overcome with legitimate sadness whenever I see things being thrown out that shouldn’t be. It has even rubbed off on K, which is amazing. To bring my lifestyle into our wedding, we had composting and used less wasteful wedding vendors. We collected 227 pounds of food waste in 2018 and I finally worked up the courage to approach the subject of having a compost pick up service in our office. Also when we moved over the summer, I made sure that boxes, bubble wrap, and plastic went to the right places.
4.) Bike to work: meh
So I did bike to work once. I was a little terrified, especially because after I got to work, I found out a cyclist had died the day prior after gotten hit by a truck. Needless to say, I didn’t do it again and now its a bit cold…
5.) CSA Round 2: meh
While we did get another CSA share for the summer, I cannot say that we did a better job of trying to get through all of our produce before it went bad. I did go through a phase of freezing a lot of the veggies, so that was a plus!
6. Remember to say no to straws: meh
Sometimes I remember, but most of the time I don’t. Our biggest win in this category was asking the bartenders at our wedding to not provide straws unless our guests asked for one.
Overall, I am pretty content with how we did in 2018.
2019 will be some more of the same.
What are your plans for 2019?
We purchased stainless steel straws -now to remember to take them with us!
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