How to make the difference?


"What would you like to do differently this year?"

@ecotrain asks us and anyone can join.
To be honest there is not much I can do differently. There is a world of difference between what I like and what I can.

If it comes to "like"

  • I would not wake up at 3 am and get out of bed at 4 am daily but this is a must my children have to go to and be in time at school.
  • I do not like to drive up and down to school and bus stops but it is a must.
  • I do not like to sign forms, fill out papers and show up at schools but this is a part of having children.
  • I do not like to sit in the cold. I have a cold allergy, rashes, it hurts my nerves and joints but there are no options left.
  • I do not like to have the neighbors I have but I cannot move till my youngest can take care of themselves.

I set my targets for 2020 already on the first day. For now, I will focus on that and try to ignore the rest although it is hard.

If you are poor you have to make choices on how to spend your money. I set my targets not once a year but each month. I look at how I am doing and what I need to do or change for the next month coming up.

On the eco part of my life I already do as much as is possible for me.
If it comes to saving energy after I have to take prednisone and if I am bored during long drives. The only way to beat that is no longer taking food with me (but my children need to eat) and focus more on drinking instead of eating. I need to drink 4 liters a day anyway since I am always dehydrated as a result of an autoimmune disease.

Eating and shopping less means less trash.

I like to have less trash.
Most of mine are water bottles. I need to buy water since the water coming from my well stinks at times and I doubt that is healthy.
I already reuse many things, I always did so there is not much I can change. I never buy paper, wrapping paper, I use the Las to boxes/containers I once bought food in to save my homemade food or use them for seeds, etc.

I use my own shopping bags and hate shopping which means I hardly buy anything. Shoes and clothes we wear till they fall apart. None of us has a hobby that costs us money, we do not join clubs and drive up and down for no reason or to get the ketchup we forgot to buy. We do not smoke, rarely drink coffee, do not use makeup so there is nothing to do differently.

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05.01.2020 11:30
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Thank you @davidke20 for your support. This post is a good one to remind me of the targets set too. 💕

05.01.2020 13:24
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05.01.2020 14:43
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05.01.2020 19:35
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wow, it soudns like you do a lot already! amazing you get up at 3am to get the kids ready for school! Im curious what you have to do for them that can take so long.. ?

05.01.2020 15:24
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I wake up at 4 am. I do nothing for them. They need to travel far. First I take them to the nearest bus-stop this takes 20 minutes by car. Next it is waiting for the bus. The bus takes 75 minutes. After that they walk from the bus stop to school which takes 20-30 minutes. School starts at 7 am or 7:30 am so this is the only way to be there in time. What I do before we leave is dragging myself out of bed, getting dressed, making tea and scratching ice from the windows.

05.01.2020 19:39
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I wake up at 4 am.

I do nothing for them. They need to travel far. First I take them to the nearest bus-stop this takes 20 minutes by car. Next it is waiting for the bus. The bus takes 75 minutes. After that they walk from the bus stop to school which takes 20-30 minutes.

School starts at 7 am or 7:30 am so this is the only way to be there in time. What I do before we leave is dragging myself out of bed, getting dressed, making tea and scratching ice from the car and windows.

05.01.2020 19:41
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So much difference than my country. Everybody rushing into toilet to take a shower before going out 😂 all year summer what do you expect 😂

05.01.2020 23:21
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We rush out of the bathroom. It is freezing cold in there..

06.01.2020 07:34
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i seee! wow that is an early start for school.. we used to start at 9am in the UK.. im curious what country you are in?

06.01.2020 01:55
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It is normal to start early once you had pre school. The older you get the longer the lessons take. With some bad luck the last lesson is at 5 pm and next you need to go home. The roads here are too dangerous, no light and bad to go by bike early in the morning.

06.01.2020 07:31
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05.01.2020 16:28
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Thank you. I will consider about the tag. I have a lack of that if it comes to tags.

05.01.2020 19:34
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