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Reconnecting With Nature

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  With the current climate crisis it's easy to get caught up in trying to change your lifestyle and help save the planet. Whilst doing this, sometimes it can be easy to lose focus on the reasons why you are trying to make a difference. When reading Every Woman's Guide to Saving the Planet by Natalie Isaacs, she mentioned that reconnecting with nature is important in your sustainability journey. Getting outside in the forest, or heading to the beach and hanging out in the sea can have amazing therapeutic effects but it is also a fantastic tool for reminding yourself of what you are trying to protect. For me, seeing how beautiful and pristine nature is really motivates me on my sustainability journey. It also allows you to see the devastating human impact that humans are having on the planet. On this particular walk, we wandered around the forest which neighbours a river. When we reached the river, we found a plastic bag that had been dumped. On a different day,

2019 Goal Update

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Can someone PLEASE tell me how we're already half way through the year? Jeez it's gone by so quickly but what better time to have a wee look at the goals I set myself at the beginning of the year and see how far I've come with them.  1. Live More Sustainably. Well at the beginning of the year I travelled 11,000 miles by plane to come to New Zealand so I guess that wasn't really a great start. Also, as I've mentioned before, living sustainably in NZ is pretty hard if you're not staying in a city. However, I will say that I am so much more aware and determined to be better than I was last year. I am continuing to do my bit and that's what counts.  2. Go Vegan. Again, I kind of feel like I keep going backwards with this. I am vegetarian but I have had the occasional piece of fish from the chippy because the veggie options in NZ are pretty rubbish, it's just vegetable burgers all round. However, I will push myself to stop doing this because

4 Days in Outfits

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Today I thought I'd share some outfits that I've been wearing recently with you, that is of course when I've not been working. You'll see that I wear a lot of the same items as I'm kind of living off a capsule travel wardrobe at the moment. I'm also wearing as many layers as possible as it's pretty cold here in Ohakune . You'll see lots of pieces that I've had for years and some charity shop finds as well as some recent new purchases that I got before I decided to 100% give up fast fashion for a year . Without further ado, here's 4 days in outfits. Day 1: Old Zara Shirt // &Other Stories Jumper // Old Urban Outfitters Jeans I wore this outfit just to hang out and go for a coffee. I bought the &Other Stories jumper just after Christmas with a voucher I received as a gift. I really wanted a decent quality jumper that would last me a while. Thinking about it, if I'd have done more research and considered it more, I could h