Today was day two for me picking up litter by my hometown exit off of I96. My funny and kind daughter was with me today. We both had fun filming our litter pickup and talking about what we were finding.
Today was a stackable kind of day, where all of a sudden there was a shift in my plans, I handled it well though. I was able to still push through and pick up two bags of trash. That right now is my goal per pickup. It takes about forty five minutes to an hour to pick it all up and walk it all back our jeep.
We found lots of cans and water bottles; car parts; plastic bags from shopping, salt, soil; capri sun; plastic cups; fast-food packets; and much more. Most rememberable item: a metal cover for semi truck wheels.
While I started editing for this blog, I noticed I got into great detail explaining my reasons why I am getting a job this year. If you’re interested in that it’s below. Otherwise, have a lovely day and if you see some litter pick it up! Then clean your hands.
I’m a stay at home mom and an unpublished children book writer. Though, I’m applying for remote work currently. I had a year off for my dreams after getting my Bachelors degree- and the year happened to be 2020. Not the best year to give to my dreams, but I’m ready to make some money. We live in a cramped townhouse, five of us currently in a two bedroom townhouse, but we have made it a true home for the last seven years. I’d love a house before my two youngest are in high school, which is this fall. I have to say, I’ve been super grateful for last year and the time I’ve had with all my kids, being there for them during it all and having a lot of fun together.
I realized a couple days ago that I’m putting my masters on the back burner for now. I’m not sure if I should go towards botany, get my MFA in creative writing, or figuring it out myself with learning on the web for both. I had an aha moment when I figured out I can pick any job I want right now.
I thought hard and I figured out what I truly want in a job. One that helps the environment. I have a deep sadness that comes over me when I walk by litter and I don’t pick it up. I feel great when I do. I also would like a job that paid me with an abundance of money. Something I could do from my home, especially for the next semester for my two eighth graders. They are on and off again with their grades with online school, but neither one has entered a school this whole year. So, I remember what my friend Kim said, “Just be a little gentle, it’s a hard year for everyone.”
I do, but I also take away one technology item for one D or lower and if they have two- no technology. It’s so funny how quickly they read books with out their phones and other devices. They read everyday during school and for thirty minutes before bed. But no tech, way faster.
Back on topic!
My three job requirement checklist: Helps the environment, pays me fabulously well, and is a remote job. I’ve been applying this week. Also I wouldn’t mind a greenhouse job for the summer. My best Christmas present was a Greenhouse from my husband. After the whole year of me verbally telling my husband and anyone how much I wanted one. And yes, maybe I even started collecting parts to make my own.
With this all said and done, I am also doing Tiktok and picking up litter for my purpose. I feel a deep need to and I think in a while I might do meetups and clean up a whole area in a day. I saw some bad spots passing through some towns to grab some Christmas plates for my mom from swap. I’d love to clean up a large portion in a day.
Ahh, see that whole rant did circle back on to why I created my Tiktok for right now. Haha. Okay, I do like that I have incorporated a service, my purpose into a routine and so far it feels great. Goodnite!