I’ve finally made it to the slow time of my year. If you read my previous posts, you know that the months of September and October were insanely busy, and kind of stressful, filled with jobs as well as fun festivals. Although it was all good stuff, I told myself that I just needed to make it through until the beginning of November, when I could finally take a break.
Since I was so jam packed the past two months, for the rest of the year, I told myself I would slow down, and not say yes to everything. I have this inner conflict with myself, where I feel guilty if I say no to an opportunity, no matter how small. Especially if you’re in an industry where you work for yourself, you are constantly questioning if you could be doing more, so usually, saying no to a job or opportunity that will further my blogging career is not an option. But, after feeling stressed these past two months with my never-ending list of to do’s, I knew that for my sanity, I had to make a conscious effort to free up my schedule for the last part of the year. I feel taking some time off around the holidays is the best time to do so. The end of the year should be a chance to reset, reflect, and rest, to prepare yourself to start out strong at the beginning of the next year. So, that’s exactly what I plan to do these next two months.
I’l definitely still be blogging, and sticking to my regular posting schedule, which brings me to a brand that I wanted to introduce (if you don’t already follow them). This “Hippie at Heart” tee is from The Parks Apparel, and is definitely appropriate for me, since I always felt that I should have lived through the hippie movement of the 60’s.
Beyond that, this apparel brand is doing big things when it comes to conservation and wildlife. With every purchase, you are protecting 100 square feet of land in the cloud forests of Guatemala. It’s called the Cerro Amay Project, after the Cerro Amay forest, which is one of the few pristine cloud forests left in the world. There is 50,657 acres of this forest that remains, and is home to critically endangered species, including the Yucatan Black Howler monkey (seriously, the cutest monkey ever). Aside from protecting the forest, The Parks Apparel strives to be as green as possible, through their manufacturing practices, while focusing on planet over profit.
I definitely want to be better in regards to caring about conservation, and keeping our planet clean and sustainable for years to come. If you don’t know where to start, The Parks Apparel is a great first step. Animals are my first love, ever since I was little. I only wanted to play with animal toys, I could care less about the babydoll – and I would only color the animals in a coloring book while leaving the people black and white (LOL). I also only liked the animal Disney movies. I could care less for the princess ones. I was also going to be a veterinarian (obviously). So, I feel a good first step for me is to focus on organizations that care for endangered species and saving breeds of animals. Does anyone have any good organizations they would suggest??
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Photos by Courtney Pittman