Happy New Year everybody!
For those of you who have followed me on Instagram, you may have seen my new quest over the last year to re-purpose my old things, rather than buying new. One such offering is this ode to Dame Edna Everage, my bedazzled glasses.
Entering this New Year, I have been thinking about how am I going to intentionally approach 2020. I keep going back and forth over a number of different things, but I circle back to waste. Increasingly I keep think about how convenience, at least for me, is well, a convenient excuse. It’s more convenient to eat meat and dairy, it’s more convenient to buy something new rather than repair something, it’s more convenient to get a taxi than walk.
So this year, I’m not going to punish myself with a rigid resolution, but I am going to intentionally hold some simple questions in my heart:
- When something breaks: Do I or someone I know have the skills to repair this?
- Before I throw something away: Can I make this something I would want to keep? Could someone else use this? Charity shop or free-cycle?
However there is one promise I would like to try and keep: I will not buy anymore art and craft supplies in 2020. I have enough, it will take me more than a year to use what I have, I definitely do not need more.
What resolutions are you looking to make for yourself this year?