I started the Sustainablog last year as a way for me to earn my Girl Scout Gold Award, which is the equivalent to an Eagle Scout award. Over the past year, I haven't been posting articles on this website. Frankly, it's not because I didn't want to post; instead, its because I didn't know what to post. In our world and the current climate, it is hard to know just what to say. So many times, I have pulled out my computer excited to create content for anyone that wants to read it, but I felt too overwhelmed because I feared I wouldn't say what you might have need to hear.
From now on, I've decided to commit myself to post more frequently on my platform. I must recognize that I am not a public figure, I am not a politician, I'm just an ordinary person, and I don't have to work to change the world, but that doesn't mean I can't try. My generation is a virtual generation. We are told from time and time to be very conscious about what we put on the Internet. Although I am grateful for the warnings, sometimes it makes it challenging to create content, especially when there is so much fantastic information out in the world already.
I have decided to stop letting perfectionistic ideas get in the way of creating content, even if only a few people find it helpful. If you have spent some time browsing around my site, you may notice a letter from a so-called sustainer. This website is backed by my high school's environmental club to ensure that in any situation where I am no longer sustaining the image or virtual presence of The Sustainablog, they may take over.
Frankly, if it weren't for a few of my professional and entrepreneurial role models, I probably would've already passed the baton, but I am not done yet.
So dear friends, I hope you'll join me as I venture off to attend the University of Oregon in the fall. I planned to share not only useful tips and product suggestions but also my life experiences as a college student studying biology on a pre-med track during this historical time in American history.