As a person who considers themselves a nomad and a steward of the earth (pardon me as I vomit from that sentence) it is incredibly important to live consciously. This is by way of being conscious of the waste you produce, where you spend your money, and generally be aware of the environment and how you treat your surroundings. As I have been navigating the real world I have come to realize how blindly I had been living. When I found myself in places like Maui or Ireland I tried to look past tourist living and attempted to immerse myself in these cultures. As time has gone on and I have called many other places home I have realized how wrong I had been about living consciously. As I have gone through my day to day I have become hyper sensitive about how I am consuming. In recent months the sheer amount of trash I produced began to intimidate me. Filling landfills with unneeded waste like coffee cups and plastic bags, when I could easily make the switch to products with less of an impact caused me to stress out. Realizing I was supporting big box stores with my purchases as opposed to supporting the small and local businesses wherever I am living at the time broke my heart. As I slowly started to making the changes that could positively impact my environment and my community a weight lifted off of my chest.
Considering your waste isn’t the only thing you need to be aware of when trying to live a more conscious life. The major most vital thing to consider is your attitude. Consider how you can make a positive impact on the environment and to your community. Be a force that when in the face of adversity you stand strong and do your best to make a difference no matter how big or small.
So where do you go from here. As a blog who mainly discusses all the awesome adventures to be had on the road and how to experience a place through the lens of a local, why is important to live consciously? Why did you just read through my hopeless ramblings about learning to be a more aware person? Well, I’m not too sure of the answer to this. I’m still learning, but I believe as I continue to live the nomad life it is going to be in a different light. No longer spending useless funds on one use objects. No longer spending money when it will eventually end up in a landfill. No longer be pessimistic on things when you know you can make a positive change. I hope you will join me on this journey whether you take the avenue of meditation, zero waste, and conscious living. Thank you for reading!