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