Some weeks just have you beat, this being one of them. All my grand plans for my post this week have gone out of the window. The week started with me having a huge social conscience dilemma and has ended with one too.
I watched the BBC documentary Drowning in Plastic and it caused me great heartache and sadness that turned slightly to helplessness and despair. I wrote about my thoughts on instagram which caused a large debate, fortunately everyone seemed to be in the same boat as me but I must admit I felt rather drained by it. The discussions my husband and I had and the endless research into how else we can reduce our plastic took many hours. I have also been doing paid work for brands this week that I don’t shout about much. Along with this we decided to completely trash our bathroom. Making a new bath panel and repainting the floor, eradicating DIY horrors from the previous owners (the bathroom is still not finished). Scrubbing dirt and fixing pipes wasn’t so pleasant.
My second dilemma of conscience came in the form of a fashion brand that launched a new collaborative collection yesterday. My gorgeous 13 year old daughter Ruby has been waiting patiently for months for a certain dress in the collection in the morning before I had chance to wipe the sleep out of my eyes it was out of stock. This on top of my conflict about whether I was buying fast fashion for my teenager made me really evaluate my beliefs. It’s easy for me to buy ethically as I am an adult and I do try to increasingly live in a sustainable way but buying clothes for teenagers is so very difficult. It bothered me hugely that I had been sucked in by this crass marketing ploy that left me feeling rather confused.
So a big sorry from me for getting this all off my chest, if you have any solutions for me I’d love to hear them.