Today I struggled with what to write about, feeling distracted, unconnected and lacking motivation, the desire to curl inside of myself, away from everything around me. But I’ve settled on a quick little note about what’s been filling up my social media.
I could sit here and tell you to ditch the tampons and disposable pads, to toss out the packets of pills, rings, patches and so on. To tell you that they’re bad, for not only the environment, but for you.
I’ve been thinking a lot about our world today. Probably because I’ve seen so many posts talking about less of this and more of that. Think of the planet, think of the future generations, think, think, think...
And I’ve gotten that itch to chime in, but what’s another post to scroll past on your newsfeed going to do?
It’s hard not to scratch it. I mean, I could sit here and talk about avoiding plastic, having less things and going vegan. I could cite this study and share that video, but I’ve stopped myself over and over again.
It’s hard to not be too “preachy” when it comes to something you believe so wholeheartedly in, but I’ve learned that when you try to force it on someone who isn’t ready they cringe, backing away, their ears and minds not absorbing what you're saying.
You have to wait for them to seek out that information for themselves, for them to come to you.
It isn’t quite a “lightbulb” moment. At least it wasn’t for me. No, it’s more of a never-ending progression. A series of smaller a-ha! moments. And slowly it starts to click, and you wonder how it has taken this long? Why didn’t anyone ever tell me this before?
I think it’s great that we have a day to celebrate the planet that makes our existence possible, but doesn’t it deserve more than that?
I wonder this as I am once again distracted, pulled away from what I am doing to stare out at the moon again. It’s a full one if you hadn’t noticed.
I resisted the urge to scratch at that itch, to chime in, telling myself that I wanted to be more than just another post on someone’s feed.
And I guess this is me chiming in, picking at that itch in a way, writing a post about not wanting to share a post. Maybe this is my way of patting at that mosquito bite with the pads of my fingers instead of digging in with my nails like I really want to.
I just want to ask that you go on to seek out more information, to continue to learn, and never stop searching for the answers. There’s plenty of stuff being thrown your way, screaming for attention and recognition. You just have to sift through as much as possible, to read from both ends of the book, but in the end it’s your choice. So, make sure it's an informed one.