Welcome! After multiple iterations, this is basically a place for me to write and ponder, to look back and plan as I go forward on my journey. I would love it if you could join me!
My name is Megan. I have gone by Going Green Mom online for probably close to 14 years now, although I am not sure exactly when I picked that name up. I know my son was very young. I do have 2 kids, my son is almost 15, and my daughter just turned 12. They share time in 2 households, and for the most part we get along. We live close, and oddly enough, most of our parental decisions were discussed and sketched out before we ever got together, although at the time we never thought we would split up either. In the end they have 2 rather different households, so it will be interesting to see what choices they make as they get older.
As I was growing up and have gotten older I have had an underlying current of the earth-friendly thought process going for as long as I can remember. We recycled and picked up trash growing up, lived in the country and gardened. As I grew up and we moved, I developed a little more interest in the water cycle because we moved to a lakes area and lived on the water. As I became an adult and started to find my own path I realized that the lifestyle we had lived while I was growing up was not something everyone had. I maintained my love of the earth, but realized it was not something everyone had… or wanted. I realized that some people thought being environmentally friendly was hard. I realized that there was so much more we could have been doing. And one of the ways I came to some of these conclusions was a sudden lack of money. So as my adult years went on I have picked up a frugal tendency, and through that journey started down the path to financial independence… not that I am anywhere close yet.
Over the years I have seen a lot of different people, heard about lots of different paths, and throughout it all, I maintain that I am not really that different from normal (not that I claim normal by any means). I tend to like the middle of the road. I don’t like to be too extreme. I prefer to have enough. So in the end, I guess that is what my journey is. Finding that happy medium, and maybe if you follow along, you can find some peace of mind that you can find a middle road, take care of the planet, and not become that crazy hippie you think of as living decades in the past.
In the end, a journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step, so maybe one won’t hurt.
Pleased to meet you my new friends,
Going Green Mom