So it has definitely been awhile since I’ve posted on here, and I’d like that to change. My computer has basically been laid to rest multiple times over the last year, and now that that is all squared away, I’m hoping I can put more of a dedication towards what I love – which is trash. #sotrashy
To catch up anyone who doesn’t already follow me on instagram (@greenbluemarble) my boyfriend and I moved back home to California, and we got a dog (pictured below, her name is Pickle and I know what you’re thinking – yes, she is the cutest thing you have ever seen), and we also got engaged. Woo! Because my fiancé is amazing he also got my ring only from sustainable sources and bought from small makers when possible. Plus, it’s an aquamarine stone, so I am one step closer to becoming a mermaid. Watch out, JoJo! #aquamarine
As far as my trash journey goes, it has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. Currently I am vastly less zero waste than I was back in Nashville, but I am now vegan. Do these things balance each other out? Hope so! My biggest hurdle at the moment is food waste. I got a discounted three tier worm compost system from the City of San Diego website, and have been “using” that. I put using in quotes because it’s not working at all. I put a bell pepper in there last august that still hasn’t broken down. I looked up classes all the way up to LA county on where I could maybe take a compost class and didn’t find anything. So if you’re reading this and you know about the three tier system, please HALP. As of now I am trying my best to avoid the waste in the first place so that means less food scraps, which means less making my own food, which means more other forms of trash. I know this seems pointless, but by weight my non-food trash is less than my food trash – so I’m trying here guys.
So that is my biggest fail right now and I’m working towards fixing it whenever I have a free moment. I’m assuming I just need more worms maybe? No idea. On to the positives! I am back to being obsessed with the farmer’s market. If you follow me on instagram you already know about my obsession with the Taste of Africa stand and their mango juice. It’s basically the nectar of gods. My sticker waste has gone down dramatically and so has my wallet. I take a twenty dollar bill and spend it and when that’s gone, we go home.
My most proud success since moving home is going vegan. Yes, I’m a vegan telling you I’m vegan, I get the joke – move on, thanks. I will write a full post on my vegan journey later down the line, but all in all I’m happy I tried it out from #veganuary. I wasn’t planning on going full vegan, but after that month, I couldn’t go back. It does make me sad that there isn’t really an online community for vegetarians though because one of my favorite #veganthings so far has been all the people I have met. I didn’t find any real vegetarian community anywhere and I think there should be a place for people who think eating animals is weird, but loves eggs and cheese.
I was going to get my blood tested before and after that first month, but – needles – so that didn’t happen. In a non-medical sense though, I have felt the changes. Although I wasn’t a huge meat eater, so the changes are subtle, I love that I feel healthier. I thought vegans were just saying they felt better as some sort of collective marketing scheme, but I honestly do! I’ve started to lose weight, my fiancé says I look healthier, and I’ve noticed a difference in my energy levels. I also came down with that flu that was going around earlier in the year and I recovered way faster than I usually do when I’m sick. If you’re interested in my vegan life, stay tuned for the next blog. If not, like, don’t read the next one then. haha
Most importantly, now that I have a working computer, I can start my YouTube channel officially. I watch YouTube more than TV and I am so pumped I can finally be apart of the YT Family. My channel right now is here, but since my technology issues, the videos are filled with lies of follow up videos that never came. *le sigh*
I hope this wasn’t too long of a post, but it’s been so long and I wanted to get everyone caught up on my life. Leave me a comment if you are interested in going vegan, or can help me with my compost!!