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I’ll be here, sifting through the years of accumulated STUFF. It’s time to confront the fact that we have been trapped in the culture of consuming and collecting. We try to be more conscious with the way and rate at which we bring things into our home now, but that’s not always been the case.
So, here I sit, planning to spend my first weekend of #OfflineOctober – which, you may remember, I also dubbed #OutsideOctober – INSIDE my house. At least my kids will get some outside time in the mitten state.
I hope that YOU will spend some time outside for me. Okay? Deal.
Please let me know how you choose to celebrate Offline/Outside October this weekend, and in the meantime, check out these articles below for more ideas and encouragement!
I wrote a blog post about my experience with Secondhand September this year.
Check it out HERE.
I also wrote a blog post about what Offline October is all about and why I needed a social media break. Check it out HERE.
A fun article about “plogging”, a Swedish trend to collect trash while jogging.
(I walk instead of jog, but the idea is the same.) Read it HERE.
Even Time Magazine has picked up this Japanese trend of “forest bathing.” (Isn’t that beautiful imagery?) Read the article HERE.
I’ll be back next weekend with more fun, and to let you know how the cleaning spree goes! Now go outside! Happy Saturday!
– Leah –