Right after our little girl was born, I took a long look at our life & imagined what I wanted it to be. I was reading Radical Homemakers and wrote down a computer sticky note that said: FAMILY, COMMUNITY, SOCIAL JUSTICE, ECOLOGICAL HEALTH, PERSONAL HEALTH & HAPPINESS.
I am please to say that I can now walk down the street in NYC! and pretty much every time see someone that I know. My daughter has an active group of little friends and my husband can see familiar faces at the playground. We’re cooking from scratch a lot more & I currently have a pot of soup, fresh muffins and a batch of yogurt going. There are worms eating our compost and a batch more of compost in the freezer for drop off at the farmers market. Two weeks in a row we’ve made it to the farmers market for milk & butter. I’m working on improving our park, finding space for a community garden, the harvest festival, the easter event, running our building parents group and taking care of my little one.
There is still tons more to work on but it is a shift that I’m proud of!