I have some confessions that I just need to get out so here we go:
- I eat white rice AND unbleached white flour.
- I’ve eaten a whole chocolate bar in ONE sitting. (recently!)
- I’ve eaten brownies and/or cookies for breakfast.
- I’ve paid way too much for cheese and/or fruit and/or tomatoes from the store before simply because I was craving them. (I have a thing for tomatoes…don’t ask, lol.)
- I brush my teeth with a non-organic, fluoride toothpaste.
I could go on but I think I’d rather go hide under a rock right now.
Want to know the point behind my confession? I’m not perfect. I’m not always frugal and I’ve occasionally spent more than I should on an item. Heck, I regularly spend $6 on a jar of organic mayo because it’s just one of those convenience foods I don’t want to take the time to make.
And no, I don’t always eat healthy. Sure I enjoy my sprouted grain flour, raw milk, and other healthy goodies but let’s face it….sometimes a girl just needs a good old fashioned bar of chocolate! And also you should know that I don’t spend $0.50 on a chocolate bar, I have a brand preference and I like the gourmet stuff. How bad is that!?
And my house isn’t perfect either. So far I haven’t found a natural toothpaste that I really like the flavor of and would be willing to 100% switch over to. I use a conventional deodorant too!
So now that you are about to push the unsubscribe button from LHL I need to tell you something first. I don’t feel guilty for anything of these things…
Wait now…come back here I’m not finished!
You see, I realize I’m not perfect. I know I can’t afford to buy all 100% organic items and my house isn’t totally eco-friendly. Maybe if I cut some of the money expensive non-essentials out of my grocery budget (like my chocolate!) I could do better but you know, I just don’t care to!
There is a point that you come to when you have a budget and also in your greener living journey where you have to be happy with where you are at. There’s no point in living a miserable life and persecuting yourself for every mis-step that you take or that you make. We all make mistakes, no one is perfect, and you are doing the best you can with what you’ve been given and that’s what you have to remember!
Ok time to make me feel better….fess up, what are your imperfections?