Hi. My name is Dawn and I’ve started up this new blog specifically to keep me focussed on improving how my family live, reducing waste and saving money. I’m a busy working writer with two growing kids and three dogs, so my time is pretty used up. However, I’m also desperate to live a greener, healthier life that has less impact on the environment and saves me money too.
So, why the new blog? Well, it’s simple, as a single parent (my husband died of cancer in 2016), the onus is on me to ensure we live within our means. However, we don’t. There are things I could and should be doing to stop this happening, but I one of the worst offenders! I am a book addict and if I see a book recommended to me online, I immediately go and buy it without a thought about whether or not I can afford it or not. I am also bad at organising meals well enough so that when it comes to dinner time, I cook the meal right away without resorting to buying carry out because I’m too tired to cook (we don’t eat carry out every night, maybe once a week, but it’s expensive).
So, here goes. I’m doing this blog as part of a challenge to myself to become more environmentally friendly than I already am, to reduce the amount of crap we buy, and to save money.
So, today, August 2, 2019, I declare that this is the first day of a year long challenge to improve how we live. Along the way, I shall share some of the things I’ve done to do that and any challenges I’ve come across. Wish me luck!