Crunchy. You totally know what that means right?!

Crunchy, hippy, greeny, weird…I’ve been called all of these things recently; even by my husband!

Say what?!

Well, I’ve changed the way I/we live rather a lot over recent years. I even belong to a Facebook group with ‘crunchy’ in the title. I didn’t even know what crunchy meant when my friend suggested I might indeed BE crunchy. There’s a title for everything now right? So, what does it mean to be crunchy?

Definition

The Urban Dictionary describes it as:

Adjective. Used to describe persons who have adjusted or altered their lifestyle for environmental reasons. Crunchy persons tend to be politically strongly left-leaning and may be additionally but not exclusively categorized as vegetarians, vegans, eco-tarians, conservationists, environmentalists, neo-hippies, tree huggers, nature enthusiasts, etc.

Also used to describe establishments where alternative foods and products are sold, i.e. natural food stores.

Actually, it’s fairly accurate. I breastfed both our children until they weaned themselves (Both before 18 months, but that was just how it happened), we make our own sourdough bread, kefir, and sauerkraut. My business was built around my dislike for nasty chemicals. I make 99% of our food from scratch. Our children attend Montessori, and I see massive value in play for children. I use reusable shopping bags (when I don’t leave them on the front seat of my car!). So yeah, I guess I’m fairly crunchy as it goes.
This is also starting to extend into other areas of my life, like my business. I believe people are becoming more aware of environmental issues, and are making decisions on what they purchase based on these principals. Therefore, I plan to introduce glass jars over plastic tubs. I’m not sure out tile floor will appreciate glass jars in the hands of our toddlers, but we’ll see how we get on…

Effects?

So, what sort of effect has this had on my life? I try to keep things simple now. I have a small group of friends who know how ‘weird’ I am, and they just accept it; embrace it sometimes?! I guess the main thing is that I prioritise things more in my life. Family, nutrition, yoga, play, my business; these are all important to me. Our house is often messy, but our children are well fed and happy.

Bottom line

This year will see me making more positive changes in my life. I’m always learning new things, always. And that’s what keeps me sane, keeps me motivated. We all need something to stimulate our brain; and for me, it all centres around natural living. I am far from perfect. Chocolate is high on my list of priorities! It may just be better quality dark chocolate in smaller quantities 🙂

Thanks for visiting my part of the blog tour and I’d love for you to visit the next stage by clicking on Nappy Needz’s blog to continue the tour! As it happens, it fits right in with what I’m talking about here.

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