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Saturday, 9 June 2007

Having a lapse

The reduced frequency of blog posting is probably an easy giveaway. I'm "backsliding", to borrow a term from the Christian tradition.

Showers are getting slightly longer. Meters are being read maybe twice a week. Takeaway food has become more common. The little car's fuel economy is well over 10L/100km and the big car's pushing 12. Ice Break consumption has increased again.

I have two ideas about why this may be happening.

First, I'm a perfectionist. I get terribly frustrated if things can't be "right" and I tend to avoid or ignore such things. I'm feeling overwhelmed by the enormity of the challenge of transforming the modern world into a sustainable society -- just try to avoid producing any kind of plastic waste for a whole day and you'll get a feel for how big a job we have ahead of us -- and my personal efforts feel about as effective as an amoeba trying to stop a bulldozer.

And that leads into the second idea. In my work I tend to get de-motivated if I'm always going it alone - I always get more done when working as part of a team. In the context of this sustainability thing I haven't yet found anybody local to "team up" with and that's making it hard to sustain my own momentum.

3 comments:

Crazy Mumma said...

Hi Terry, I can relate closely to the gist of your post, it's a hard slog going it alone a lot of the time, which is why I am making a concerted effort to find more Aussie bloggers with similar aims and thoughts. Do you mid if I add your blog to my blogroll?

Hang in there! We all have crappy days but I can see that you are way ahead of the game compared to the average Aussie, even on a bad day :-)

Cheers!

TB said...

Crazy mumma... thanks for the words of encouragement!

Blogs like this are public property so you go ahead and do whatever you feel is appropriate with it. Naturally it's a boost for me to hear that somebody finds it worth reading. The theory is that'll prompt me to stay a bit more focused and disciplined.

I see you have three blogs on the go - how do you manage that with three kids as well?

TB

Crazy Mumma said...

Hi TB, Thanks, I'll add you to my list :-) Regarding the three blogs, only one gets updated with any regularity, LOL.