I have temporarily stopped blogging before in the past and made excuses like I’ve been working so much and haven’t had time which is usually true but it’s not the whole story. There are two other main reasons why I haven’t been posting for a few months and these are what I want to talk about.
I have had the words ‘sustainable travel’ in my bio since I started in 2017 I think and people have questioned it in the past but more recently there’s been some more negative comments, essentially telling me there is no such thing as sustainable travel and if I still fly I shouldn’t have the words ‘sustainable travel’ on my blog. For a while it made me feel like I was a hypocrite and I had no right to be talking about sustainability if I am still flying and driving a petrol car. If you haven’t already figured it out I am a very sensitive person so these small comments really made me doubt myself. Because of this I’ve not had much motivation to write anything but since then I’ve also been desperately trying to rectify it. Part of this was getting a £7000 loan with the intention of buying a second hand electric car. I don’t feel the need to justify why I still need a car but I have come to the conclusion that I just cannot currently afford repayments on a loan + monthly battery rental payments. This is so disappointing for me as I always so desperately want to do all I can to live a more sustainable lifestyle. At the moment, I can only dream that electric cars become more affordable in a very short amount of time.
More recently I’ve also been becoming more and more overwhelmed with the state of the world and our questionable future. I’m getting to that point in life where I’m looking forward to settling down and having a family but I worry (too much probably) about the world I will be bringing my children into. Having kids is technically the worst thing for the environment but if we don’t bring up the next generation to be kind, environmentally aware humans, what hope do we have?
This blog has never been to show off how perfect I am, in fact quite the opposite. I love having conversations about how damn difficult it is to reduce waste & find sustainable alternatives because this is real life. I definitely don’t live in an eco bubble, every day I struggle to balance living my life in a normal way as well as trying to be as eco conscious as I can – but it’s damn hard! Changing your lifestyle takes time, money and energy but I really feel that every single person on this earth has to accept the fact that they are partly responsible and instead of pointing fingers, have a serious think about what they are able to do to change the course of our fate.
So I’m not giving up yet, I will continue to write about these issues and potential solutions and share what I can when I can. I can’t promise that it will always be positive and optimistic (or regular!) but I will promise that it will always be honest and real.
Thanks for reading this and for sticking around.