I'm am so ready for it to be 2018 - I know this year will be an amazing adventure. I turned 27 just a few days ago (on the 27th). Thomas says this is my golden year! I thought it was just the day, but I'm inclined to agree with him so year it is. Also, 8 is my lucky number. Only 10 years until I can become president!
Thomas and I had a really nice vacation last week and I miraculously had enough spoons (energy) to go to 5 parties. Today, I am paying the price and I no longer have any energy (I am spoonless). Totally worth it. I met some great people, spent time with friends and family, bonded with Thomas and generally had a great time. Now I want to hunker down at my desk and get to work. That will start tomorrow.
Seeing as it's the new year I've set a few personal goals for myself. Some of my favorites are:
The last goal (forming a house) is my main focus right now. I have a lot of ideas on this, but basically I am looking to create a fragrance free, sustainable community in Seattle. The house will be the location for collaborative focused events known as salons which I will produce to the best of my abilities and with a lot of help. The members of the house will be working to create a guide and different models of best practices. We will be answering questions like how we can best live together, if sustainable development can become part of a community culture and how can we best support each other and help save the planet. We won't be the first to try out these ideas and I hope to learn quite a bit in the coming weeks just researching and writing my proposal. If you are at all interested in helping with or participating in this project please let me know.
I recently started a YouTube channel and have begun producing a series called Exposing Isolation where I seek to shed some light onto my illness, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). I too am still in the dark and am only working with theories at this point. I plan to continue creating more videos as I work to improve my health, build a career within my limitations and find the right next home. Thank you to everyone who has already started watching.
I will also be making videos explaining some of my different business and social science ideas. My plan is to use these as practice while trying to get better at talking about what I'm working on. I also want to share them and see if I can connect with people to partner with. It's going to be a year full of sharing what I know and seeing who wants to talk with me about it. I don't know why this is so hard for me, but it really is. Please send help and chocolate.
Most of my projects will be amplified through affiliate marketing and other ways that I can boost the green economy. I believe that by promoting everything we really like, the products that are best for us and the planet, we can truly change the world. I call it solution based problem solving and all I want to do is focus on the good. Easier said than done but always worth the effort. If you are looking to upgrade to sustainable products I have a lot to recommend and would be happy to help you make the switch.
Even though today I am low energy, in general I am feeling much better. I'm looking forward to this year! I hope that it's all up from here but I'll be taking things one step at a time as always. I hope this message finds you in good health and high spirits.
Happy New Year!
My name is Rebecca Elizabeth Webber and I am an applied anthropologist working to show humans how to achieve their sustainability goals.