I have been thinking about sustainability a lot lately. It’s been a topic close to my heart for a very long time and I thought it was the right time to talk about it on my blog. When I created my blog it was supposed to serve people, inform everyone about why organic beauty products are better not just for us but also for the environment. Nowadays, I even expand that beyond the beauty topic, as it also includes fashion.
However, I have noticed recently that I have been focusing too much maybe on the products itself. On trying to convince others that the more organic beauty they buy the more happy they become. Don’t get me wrong, I still love beauty and I’m going to write about it. I just don’t want people to think that they need to buy more and more and more. Because living a sustainable life means that you are content with what you have. That you don’t want to create too much waste in this world. That you eventually even want to become a minimalist. At least that’s what I’m striving for.
Every day I read about the damage that is being created by human kind and it makes me so angry. All the wars and conflicts going on right now in the world, as well as the destruction of the environment. All because of greed. Because of the urge of constantly wanting more. Never feeling satisfied. Let’s face it, it’s a disease of the 21st century. The quick pace of life, the fear of staying behind, the worry of what others think of us. It all leads to the rise in the number of people suffering from anxiety and depression. I often get jealous of indigenous people who live in remote locations, of how simple their lives are without civilisation, without the technology and the constant worry of tomorrow. They are content with what they have and live a day to day life, without worrying what tomorrow can bring. Isn’t that what life should be all about?
I love blogging, but there are times I also hate it. I hate when some bloggers just seem to promote consumerism. Nothing else, just encouraging people to buy more. I am always so upset when I see some bloggers who buy new things, like clothes and furniture, even though their old things were just as good. When they wear a piece of clothing just once and you never see it on them anymore. Not to mention that most of these clothes belong to fast fashion category which I actually detest. What is all this madness with fast fashion brands? I will just never understand how can cheap, poor-quality clothes made in China or India (often by children) can be pretty or desirable?
Buy less, but only the best quality you can afford. When it comes to beauty, use up most of your products first, and then try something new. I am here to help you choose the right products, ones that are worth every penny. I also want to write the popular recently “anti-haul” post where I can talk about the things I am NOT going to buy and which really are not worth your hard earned money.
I am trying to lead a sustainable life every single day. I admit, I still make mistakes, but they always teach me how to be a better person. I always wonder how can I safe this beautiful planet that we have the privilege to live on. How can I educate others to live a more sustainable and happier life? The answer is through my blog obviously. That’s exactly what I’m doing right now with this post and with any future ones. Because this post is just the beginning. Let’s all make a change.