Apologies for my hiatus over the holidays, I have been very busy!
Anyhow, the reason I’m posting now is because tomorrow there shall be an article on Home Education in the Herald to which I have contributed some of my experiences, so if anyone is interested in reading that it’d be great.
Today was a pretty unusual day, as I met with seven other 15/16 year olds to talk about Ireland’s youth with Amina Mohammed, who is the adviser to the UN Secretary General. It was very interesting and we had some great discussions. There were people from UNICEF and the National Youth Council. I was there on behalf of ECO-UNESCO, Ireland’s environmental and youth organization. I’m pretty happy to have got the chance to do that! In the short timeframe I didn’t get to say as much as I would have wished about the environment but I’ve emailed some questions on that hopefully will answer some of my queries. I do intend to write more posts on environmental and global issues on this blog, so let’s keep our fingers crossed that I will remember to actually do so.
Over the holidays, I made a lot of jewellery (Which will be on my Etsy Shop and hopefully the blog very soon) And sold some at another craft fair in Bray! With the money I made at a previous fair and what I’ve saved for years, I got a camera, who is now my beloved child. She is truly, truly beautiful.
For those of you who might be here via the newspaper article, thanks for reading and for taking the time to look at my blog. I haven’t written a huge amount on Home Education so far (as it’s a very busy lifestyle that doesn’t much favour sitting at a computer writing blog posts all day) but I have lots to say that will be posted in the near future! I am very open to any questions that you may have, however stupid you may think they are! Feel free to comment below or send me a message.
So, it’s Earth Day tomorrow! Here is a poster for it that I made for CSPE class in school.
If I could, I would run off into the woods and live there forever.
Of course, that would only be if winter didn’t exist, I already had built myself a cozy log cabin, and I didn’t have to hunt to get nutrition. (I am a pescetarian)
And also being 13 might hinder me a little.
But, provided all this was already cared for, (yes, I know, no winter is a little too much to ask for) I would happily leave everything behind.
Apart from my family and friends.
But all this fancy technology, all the unnecessary consumption, greed, anger, all this useless stuff that we feel we need to live a good life, all of this rubbish and personal belongings, everything that we are destroying this earth with.
I would throw it out my window and never look at it again.
I just want to live mindfully, with nature, and not to scar the earth any more than she has already been hurt. Because everyone, everything, every little tiny thing, everything that we say will not make a difference, it will. Every little thing we do is cutting the world, cutting it so deep that the wounds will never heal.
And I don’t want to be part of that. I want to help the earth heal her wounds.
But the big problem is, is that everyone does. Everyone wants to save the world, every single person on its surface. But as we are such selfish creatures, we simply won’t make the effort to nurture nature and create a sustainable environment.
If we do not make an effort now, it’s not in a few hundred years that our mistakes will take effect.
For most adults, they will never have to face the true impact of our ridiculous consumption.
But I probably will.
My children probably will.
And their children will definitely feel the impact of this bomb that we have set in orbit.
They may die because of it, if we do not take action.