So recently I started a new blog, called Sustainably North. I’ve been worrying a lot about the future lately (mainly global warming, but also the sheer amount of plastic that’s everywhere); rather than just endlessly worrying, I decided to try to do something to help work towards a better future. I specifically decided to focus on trying to live a more sustainable life locally because I wanted to feel like I was making a difference (even if it’s just in a small way). I also get upset and overwhelmed with the way things are here…like we’re a small city with terrible transit, and the city has long had a weird mentality that since we’re so isolated with lots of space we can just sort of do whatever (and move the dump if it gets full sort of thing).
I started the blog in earnest in early April (I planned for it in January/February, but due to other commitments I didn’t actually launch it until this month); I thought April was a fitting month because that’s when Earth Day is. I’ve decided right now to aim for one post a week – I didn’t want to over-commit to posting in case I wasn’t able to keep up the momentum (I figure I can always add another day if I feel like I can keep up with it). Right now I’m really struggling with the fact that I don’t quite know what I want the blog to really be; plus I don’t have a voice nailed down for it, nor do I know what the posts should look like. But I’m sure these issues will resolve themselves with time, so I’m not really worried about them (I just need to keep writing and see what happens!)
Even though Sustainably North is on the go, I will still be around on here, since this is my blog for my writing more generally. I’ll probably be talking a bit more about Sustainably North in the future, too, as I work on developing a format and voice that I’m happy with.