The word "dilettante" more or less means dabbler. I chose that because for most of my life I have had a sort of ADD when it comes to things that interest me. Because, honestly, just about everything that is artful or "of the moment" catches my interest. I'm "kind of" good at many things, but I really don't excel at all of them. I do fancy myself a fine cook and avid reader though.
But this green experiment I am committed to. It is going to be hard and I will admit that right now. Not having my TV is probably going to be the hardest part, while I believe riding my bike will be one of the easier things about the whole experiment...until winter that is.
In case you were wondering, the experiment does not officially begin until we have moved to D.C. Which should be sometime in mid June. The experiment will begin as soon as we get there, just to make my life that much more hectic. Every day I will update you on the ease/difficulty with which I was able to live my life under the rules of this experiment. And I'll post plenty of pictures of course.
The reasons I am waiting until we move to begin this project are simple. I live in Mississippi where big wheel trucks (I prefer to call them "compensators") are commonplace, as are drunk drivers. Since Katrina, the drivers have actually gotten worse. And since I would like to live at least until the next election, I have decided to wait. I am a danger enough to myself and I don't need to add the wayward driving of hundreds of people with Post-traumatic stress disorder into my scenario.
I encourage anyone who can to undertake some or all of these life changes with me. In such a big world, it's often hard to feel as if you can make a difference, but you can. So join me, and let's change the world together, and remember, don't forget to smile.
Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing. ~Mother Teresa