Last week, I was in therapy and the topic of more daily tasks for me to do came up. After reviewing my past year, I think I’ve remained pretty busy!
For example, in the past year, I was:
-Involved with NoDAPL and received a letter from President Obama on the matter.
-In regards to NoDAPL, I was published in the Daytona Beach News Journal.
-I was published on the Ghost Parachute Blog 3 times.
-I wrote a book.
-I edited an international philosophy journal.
-I was on Team Bernie during the primaries.
But most importantly, I have remained focused on my mental and physical health.
As I mentioned previously, I live on a protected environment. I have also worked with an environmental organization. I did business development for a local environmental nonprofit. I had to quit when I fell ill. But perhaps my biggest environmental accomplishment is helping get the lake and wetlands I live on protected.
I received a great environmental education at Stetson University. I learned about Florida springs, wetlands, and more. When I moved to the place I currently live, I was told the lake was over 80 feet deep, and was naturally spring fed. Some years later, they were beginning to put a development up on the other side of the lake, cutting down acres’ worth of forests. People in my community got together to have the lake and wetlands protected, which they now are.
Since the wetlands are protected, we let everything grow as it wants to. This is what it looks like now:
And this is what I looked like working for the environmental organization:
Last year or so, I posted about living on a protected environment. My neighborhood had the lake and wetlands I live on protected. So, we have been letting things grow as they wish. Turns out, things have grown quite a bit! Take a look:
Recently, my neighbors and I found out that the lake we live on is now a protected environment. This happened after years of action in my community. There had been some serious development that threatened the habitat of many species there, including eagles, ospreys, and many other organisms. Kudos to my neighborhood!