Friday, September 30, 2011


Not sure if its because I'm feeling sick and in a grumpy mood or if its just that time of the month but I feel a rant coming on. So sit back and enjoy the ride.

I decided today that I was going to write everything that is on my mind.  Over the past 3 years I have tried to write about what was on my mind, what products I liked, and what I thought my readers wanted to read about.  It started out as a daily journal of my life and my goal to save money.  In my journey to save money I discovered less packaging, environmental impact of my purchases, and you can in fact live a organic lifestyle on a budget. 

Most the time I get many amazing comments from readers who love what I'm doing and have joined me in my journey.  On occasion I get comments about how disgusting things are, how could I do that, and how I'm going too far with everything. I was alarmed at first and started rethinking everything I was writing.  Well today I decided that I will no longer hold my thoughts back when it comes to living a greener lifestyle. 

To those who find my post a bit too far my advise to you is stop reading this.  Move on to another blog that you feel fits your life.  There are so many amazing blogs out there you just need to find the one that fits you.  I write about my journey and what has worked and not worked. I offer advise which you can take or not take it.  Do with it what you will.  But don't hate on me.  I have so many people who love and support what I am doing and I would rather surround myself with them. 

I read dozens of blogs some of which I love 100% and some of which I love 90%.  Some are religious which is totally opposite of me, and some are just cheesy but I get good info from.  It's not my job to judge them and point out that I don't like about what they write.  Its a free country and people can write what they want.  I can choose to go else where and don't waste my time stressing with it. 

I write for myself and to help others.  I love to show people that you really can save money and live a greener lifestyle.  I love sharing products that are good for the environment.  I love sharing with people.  I love teaching people.  I am who I am take it or leave it.  Because when it comes down to it I don't care what people think about me.  I'm green suck it.

So my question to you is do you have people judge you because of your lifestyle?

Do you lose sleep over what people think about you?

Do you bite your lip instead of speaking how you really feel?


Presto said...

I'm the "Green nut" of the family. It doesn't bother me though, because my family has given me a hard time about so many other things, that it doesn't get to me anymore. I used to be very hurt by their criticism in the past, though.

A lot of green folks don't share my views of the importance of the energy situation, but they are polite about it.

I've caught some serious vitriol from right-wing folks, but I consider the source and try to let it slide off.

I think that our environmental and energy situations are far to important to be thin skinned about criticism. I will press on, no matter the criticism.

Susen said...

As someone that is Vegan and 100% organic and about 80% RAW....I get a lot of feedback from people when they find out about my food life. Reactions range from curiosity to downright hostility and anger and once one girl even wanted to "beat" me up because she said people like me were putting her grandfather out of business (he is/was a beef farmer).... My feelings are that I am open and honest when it comes to answering sincere questions but otherwise I don't have to listen to anyone else's opinion and I certainly don't lose sleep over what people think of me. :-) As long as I'm 100% healthy and happy...then I am on the right track for me.

Lynda said...

Do people judge me because of my lifestyle: I don't know and I don't care.

I don't lose sleep over NOTHING...I love to sleep!

Bite my lips??? Are you kidding! Don't ever ask me what I think: Cause lady, I'm gonna' tell ya!

Mel said...

I used to get a lot of flak for being the "green sheep" in our family. A lot.
But, as it turns out some 25 years later...most of my family is now asking me for advice on how to be more green about this or that! To top it off, I was awarded my current job precisely because of how green I am. There is a change happening in the world and we should all feel proud to be at the forefront and spread our thoughts and ideas as much as we can!

seang70 said...

Love this Nancy......we think a lot alike. Keep up the great work.

Heidi said...

I think there will always be a few of 'those' people, which in my opinion just make the rest of us look better! I hope you continue to write what you feel because the rest of us appreciate all your tips and ideas. The people who don't are close-minded and missing out on some really good things. You almost have to feel sorry for someone like that because it sounds as though they don't have a lot of joy in their life.

Thanks for all the great information. I really enjoy your blog!!