Guys I am freaking out just a little.
OK, deep breath.
Allow me to explain like a normalish person.
I just spent the better part of the evening educating myself on the current state of the environment. Yea, that’s right. I just went down the black hole of global warming and there was nothing warm about it.
I feel fearful, I feel helpless, I feel we as a species are failing each other. I feel we are trapped in a burning house or something traumatic like that.
Please don’t get me wrong, I realize this has been a thing for awhile. I consider myself a Millennial in every sense of the word. Basically, I love and care about the environment and I feel passionately about educating myself and others. Basically, I give a fuck. A huge FUCK actually. I really do.
However, I can’t help but think we are being neglected by our own kind. It has shaken me to my core to think that there are so many people out there who are not only denying that global warming is happening but don’t even care or respect others enough to properly educate themselves on this topic. I am shocked at how many fucks are not given on this matter. What gives humans?
To think there are world leaders out there whose main knowledge base being business are ignoring and disrespecting the knowledge of scientists, and their fellow human beings. It’s disgusting and shameful. What have we become?
I am sorry for sounding overly panicked here but to be honest I am. We all should be. Grab your pitchforks and torches people.
OK, deep breath.
I know as individuals all we can do is try our best and do what we can. Which basically means, reduce our carbon footprints. I get it, I have been trying.I just feel like it is not enough. I feel like more people need to be talking about this.
We are all so stuck in our day to day lives that collectively we are missing the mark. Our voice is not loud enough. We should be screaming about this, not rolling our eyes and having casual conversations around the water cooler.
“Yea Jim that weather is pretty crazy lately, must be global warming. haha” Sips coffee as the world explodes.
When I finally finished torturing myself with the overwhelming evidence that the end is nigh I thought to myself… I am here now.
I am alive now with green trees in my backyard, clean air in my lungs and two able hands attached to my body. A body that wouldn’t be possible without this beautiful planet. I thought… so now what am I going to do?
Thus this little post was born.
As bloggers we have a voice, we have a chance to change the conversation. We have a chance to be louder… together!
This is why I have decided to take my goals to save the world a step further. (Que, pinky and the brain epic take over the world music.) I plan on doing what I can by writing more posts about these types of topics and the things that little old me is doing to do my part to help out.
First, let me be completely honest. I will openly admit right now that I am not a vegan, I am not out there saving cows from slaughter and I have been known to not read the back of my shampoo bottles to see if the product was used on puppies first. Basically, I am as mentioned earlier a normalish person. But that is going to change.
I am going to do better.
I hope you can gain some motivation from my blog to make some changes yourself, to write, read and talk about these issues. To slow down on the consumption of fast fashion, to stop Hansel and Greteling baby animals and read the freaking bottle and stop being a lazy oger.
Sorry… didn’t mean to name call back there. Things got a little weird.
Seriously I hope you are excited about the changes coming up on my blog and in my life. I hope you are motivated to do more for yourself, our species and the planet… because we all need you.
Let’s do this!