Hello and welcome to Nowhere Girl! If you are looking for my old posts, I have sadly archived them already. This blog served as my main journal since 2010, and it is where I chronicled the different stages of my life since college. Last year, I got married and I started the blog miasanjuan.com (winging the wife life) and have almost forgotten about this blog.
However, recently, I have been making yet another major (but reaaaally slow) change in my life and I’ve decided to resurrect my most beloved online journal to share my journey to living a less-waste, more mindful, and conscious lifestyle along with my husband.
For the longest time, I have been meaning to live a less-waste and a more sustainable, and healthier lifestyle and like most of the important things in life, it’s easier said than done. It takes a lot of time as I needed to research so many things, but one thing at a time, I always tell myself.
Rome wasn’t built in a day, after all.
I’m not gonna lie, it’s pretty expensive and I’m not only saying this because I’m just starting out but in a land blessed with so many crops and whatnots, still the road to a healthier and more sustainable way of living is relatively more expensive than eating cup noodles for a month. I’ve been there and sadly, I’m not completely out of it yet.
However, for over a few years now, I have been trying to use less plastic and made little effort to switch to more sustainable items. I started by bringing my own cup to work, then I purchased metal straws. I’ll tell the entire story on another post, I promise.
But I really want to do more, that is why this year I really want to make more effort to use as much upcycled and plastic-free items that I can manage and afford, using locally bought products and stuff that I find in my own home (or in my friends’ homes lol).
I have actually started adding more effort to the cause last year when I got married. My husband and I began using bamboo toothbrushes. Then we moved on to using shampoo bars, and organic soaps from Beach Born PH. This week, I started using Beach Born PH’s Witch Hazel foaming wash for my face, in replacement of my old facial wash. We still have a looooong long way to go but we are hoping to accomplish a lot of things in terms of living a better, less-waste, plastic-free lifestyle before this year ends.
We are constantly talking about the things we could do together to use as less plastic as we can at home. That is why I am repurposing this blog so that we can share our journey to a more less-waste and sustainable household. This blog will feature not only our journey but also local products and stores that I buy from to also help my fellow Filipino’s to have awareness and easier access to a lifestyle which so many consider as a luxury.
There is still a lot for us to learn, but since we’re both working from home this year I think it will be more doable. Right now, I am in the point of my life wherein I want to make better choices not only for myself but also for the environment. I know it seems impossible, I mean what can a McDonald-baby, Starbucks hoe, online-shopping loving person like me do to actually make an impact right?
But I really believe that even if I cannot solve the world’s problems, I will be able to live a better life than I used to, knowing that I am trying my best to not contribute as much to our piling landfills.