Anonymous asked: So glad I was able to give good advice - I can tell you that if you approach it correctly, your folks would rather wait for you to finish them for you to spend the funds for two more years into something you may not be happy doing long term. I know people in their 50's that are still trying to not disappoint their parents. While they might not understand your reasons, go in with a plan and details outlining why you feel the way you do. They love you, they will come around
Yes great advice, thank you so much! I’m still thinking about it a bit. I’m going to do some amazing things this summer and then see how I feel once the end of August comes around. Maybe all I need is a break, who knows. I’m not going to just jump into this big decision. But I really appreciate your support and I’m going to be proud of myself no matter what decision I make. xo
Earth day (:
May have been clouded over but it was still beautiful. We took a nap on a rock in the middle of the river then went to see live music at the earth day celebration…Day well spent.
Did you know that you can make houses out of plastic bottles? By filling them with sand, and molding them together with mud or cement, the walls created are actually bullet proof, fire proof, and will maintain an comfortable indoor temperature of 64 degrees in the summer time.
And it’s not like there is any shortage on used plastic bottles out there. Here are some statistics from treehugger.com:
“The United States uses 129.6 Million plastic bottles per day which is 47.3 Billion plastic bottles per year. About 80% of those plastic bottles end up in a landfill!”
To build a two bedroom, 1200 square foot home, it takes about 14,000 bottles.
The United States throws away enough plastic bottles to build 9257 of these 2 bedroom houses per day! That’s just over 3.35 million homes, the same number of homeless people in America.
Many people in third world countries have taken up building homes out of plastic bottles, from Africa to Asia. Perhaps the trend will catch on in America and all of those bottles will stop ending up in the landfills. Wouldn’t they be better off housing the homeless? Kinda like all those empty houses scattered all over the country?
Anonymous asked: read your post and change can be a good thing. Follow your heart. If institution learning is no longer working, take another path. There are many ways to learn and you can always return if you need that degree. I hope I see you at a festival this summer or at First Friday, I would love to just give you a hug. You are beautiful and I love the inner beauty you share on your blog.
Wow, thank you very much for this. I completely agree but its a matter of letting my parents down, thats why I feel trapped. They’re pushing me to continue and they’ve done so much for me that I feel obligated to waste two more years of my life feeling like this. A hug from an amazing, caring person who would take the time to write this to me sounds wonderful. xo