Thanks for Reading

At the Personal Permaculture discussion last Saturday I met a reader who has been following my blog for awhile. She told me how much she appreciated my simple, to-the-point writing style. She liked that I shared both what worked and what didn’t work, what we were doing now and what was going to have to wait. She liked that it was realistic.

What a nice thing to hear! I’m happy if that’s the message that comes across because this journey is about progress, not perfection.

  • It’s about deciding that, although it’s 11 below 0, I’m going to try riding my bike to yoga. I may not always do it, but I’m going to do it this time. And if it works out – hey, maybe I’ll do it again.
  • It’s about buying that GO TO bus pass so that cash in hand is not the barrier to taking the bus. It makes it easier to choose mass transit for my trips.
  • It’s about telling my neighbor what I’m doing because they may know more about this than I do, they might be able to help me, or they might want to do it with me.

That’s what I love about the monthly discussion groups of Transition Longfellow. I learn new things and I get so many more ideas when I hear what other people are doing. Everyone I meet is an inspiration and that’s what I need to keep up my energy as I continue to look for ways to minimize my family’s carbon footprint.

About thinkofitasanadventure

We are a 50-something couple living in the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. We attended a sustainability conference at our local high school in November 2010, with keynote speaker Richard Heinberg from the Post Carbon Institute. What we heard shocked us deeply. We finally understood the need to transition away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible. We immediately began to change the way we live. We joined together with other folks in our neighborhood to learn more, to do more and to have fun doing it! We're part of Transition Longfellow. We're choosing to change now and to "think of it as an adventure." If you are on this journey too, we'd love to hear from you.
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