“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”
I have always had a slight obsession with food; the dynamic of food and the body. While I always understood what healthy was, I never fully embraced eating healthy in my day-to-day. As I reflect back, my definition of healthy was not entirely accurate. I used to define healthy as low-fat, low-calorie, low sodium, etc. Either way, I always succumbed to emotional lows. It was not a healthy relationship. As I’ve gotten older, okay just since I turned 26, I began to better define what healthy meant to me. My feelings are that healthy is simple. It is nourishment for the body. Whole, nutrient-rich foods that are digested the way our bodies were intended. Nourishment that is void of additives, preservatives, chemicals and fertilizers. It does not mean a 100 calorie pack of cookies or crackers, a hormone dense chicken breast and chemically enhanced broccoli.
I realize many, upon many, of people are already here. They get it. They’ve gotten it for a long time. Eating local, organic, sustainable food is something that has been established as their daily living practice. I on the other hand, can only say that I’ve arrived at this place within the last few months. Although aware, I still find myself ordering pizza on a Friday night or running through McDonald’s when money is tight and I just need a dollar hunger fix. I understand how hard it can be to implement into our fast paced lives.
I hope this blog is for those who are where I am or maybe not yet to this place. I have to imagine that others are on a similar journey as this alternative (hate this word and that this is considered the ‘alternative’) method of living becomes more mainstream. I will share my new comings through this journey with you. For those of you that have already implemented this goodness in your life and happen to stumble upon me, I apologize in advance. I am not trying to act as any type of authority. Perhaps you could offer your experiences or knowledge and get a laugh or two in return.
I am learning this world is bigger than you or I. We have a responsibility to ourselves, our families, the earth, animals and hopefully future descendents of all the aforementioned.
I am hopeful that by implementing small changes, the sum may amount to something that may just live on forever.