What is going on beneath the surface?


This season every title of the QBR interviews will double up as a journal prompt for our community's exploration. This week's prompt is brought to us by my conversation with Devon Walz. 

For me, right now, this is what is going on beneath the surface...

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Amplified awareness of my waste: I've explored and implemented some awesome ways of reducing my waste that I am super proud of. I am an avid thrift shopper and constantly donate gently used goods and clothes to the cycle I receive from. Living in Vermont has given me a chance to exercise my composting muscle. And I'm a total 'how can I reuse or repurpose this?' kinda gal. 

And yet, as of late, because of beginning to follow more zero waste accounts my awareness around the subject has amplified. Not in a bad, 'I'm never gonna get this right way'. Instead it's a 'wow this is SO amazing'. How many more ways can I continue to deepen my inquiry, understanding and choices?'

As someone who has a dog, a teenager and a partner, I wonder how to navigate it all in a way that doesn't overwhelm me. Because I don't want feeling overwhelmed to lead to giving up. Luckily I have a partner who is always up for exploring these ideas with me, so I'm thinking we can start with a list of ideas and go from there. 

It doesn't sound like a lot but I've come to recognize that the simplest act are what create the lasting change I seek. And in the meantime I've got two favorite accounts that keep me feeling encouraged. Meet Andrea Sanders of Be Zero and Stevie Vanhorn of Trading Waste for Abundance.  

What about you? What comes up for you when you think about this question? Feel called to deepen your practice? Check out 10 more journey prompts I created inspired by my convo with Devon.