2020 // Living a Green Life

Dusk in Ireland

2020, the start of a new decade, a chance for us to push the reset button and start over. It seems as people, that’s something we all need. Like the bad guy in a movie finding redemption, people strive to be a better version of themselves.

As I get older, while I know that money is important, I think it’s more important that we live as full a life as possible.

Ways I try to do this are by writing here when I can, I’ve always found that I feel better when I write. Listening to music is always good, taking photographs, which I love, being creative in whatever way I can. All these are extremely cathartic.

But that’s not enough anymore. The world, as much as I like to think it, does not revolve around me. The time for bullshitting is over, we need to think not only of us now but of people who will be living in our houses and apartments in 40 or 50 years time. What legacy will our generation leave?

I’ve been thinking more and more about this. We don’t recycle enough in the UK. Being at home in Ireland for Christmas definitely confirmed this. Every piece of ‘rubbish’ is analysed and put in the correct bin.

We need to take more use of things we buy, we need to repair where we can instead of putting junk in landfills. We need to use less plastic. We need to find alternative ways of living. We need to find ways of being as self sustainable as possible, that might mean living alternative lifestyles, living in alternative housing, just being green.

How we can do this is something that has been bugging me over the past while. We can still lead full lives but we don’t have to pillage this earth, we can try to make life in fifty years tolerable. We need to be less selfish.

This is something that I’ve been reading more and more about. Green eating, green living, green building.

I’m also going to try to be plant fueled from January onwards. I’ve been vegetarian for years but I feel it’s time to step it up. There are still foods in the press (cupboards if you’re outside Ireland) that have dairy in them. I will use them as I feel that disposing of them would be another unneeded waste.

I’m going to try and write more about this and general life stuff. This week, I watched a Peter McKinnon video about when he was learning web design and his tutor asked why buy a domain which was just his name. He replies by saying that whatever appears on the site, it doesn’t matter. What is central to each item is his interest in it. I’ve often heard people speaking about blogging and that you have to be niche. However, nessymon is me and whether it’s writing, radio, video, photography or whatever the topic I chat about, the central connector is me. I started this blog in 2008, so 2020 means I’m now in a third decade blogging. I hope you stay with me as I try to figure out the future world.