It’s been over a year since graduation, and as far as blogging is concerned, I have nothing to show for it. Luckily, in all reality, that is certainly not true. I have learned show much in the last year, it’s a wonder why I ever paid for an education (Just kidding, but seriously)!
Here are a couple things I have been working on the last year:
1) Enjoy the sunshine!
Even though Bellingham gets about 50 days of sunshine a year, there are still so many outdoor activities to do. Everything from biking to work to hiking to snowboarding to kayaking to dog parks! All the outdoor activities available in this area are the best part of living here, so it’s important to not take them for granted.
2) Give back!
I love being busy, and I just don’t feel that a 40 hour work week really cuts it. So I have decided to fill some extra time volunteering. Nothing extreme, but making the time to get involved in the community and give back is a great way to gain some personal growth. Most of it, it has been one of the most interesting things I have ever done. I spend some mornings volunteering at the Puget Sound Blood Center where I basically spend a few hours talking to donors. Hearing about how Bellinghamsters spend their weekends and events that happen in there life has been an interesting experience… to say the least. Whatcom residents sure are interesting, for better or worse, and each second is more entertaining than the last!
3) Awareness is key!
Lastly, some may say I am turning into a bit of a hippie, but if that’s what you want to call it I’m fine! Working towards becoming sustainable and healthy has been a full time job. Knowing the importance of what is going into my body, surrounding me in my home and making sure all these things are having as low an impact on the environment as possible have made a vast improvement for both body and mind.