I needed to realize there is no such thing as balance. For any of us. Life isn’t about maintaining 16 spinning plates in the air at all times. It’s about rhythms. Ebb and flow. Up and down. Cycles. Seasons.
“According to the EPA, Greenpeace, The New York Times, and a few other resources, more than 15 million tons of used textile waste is generated each year in the United States. In other words, we throw away a lot of clothes in this country. However, only 2.62 million tons were recycled, and 3.14 million tons were combusted for energy recovery. The rest was shipped off to the landfill. An even crazier statistic, the average American throws away approximately 80 pounds of used clothes each year.”
Let’s be honest, January is a difficult month. As the decorations come down after the holiday season, our wallets are hurting, family and friends disperse, the cold and gloomy weather sets in, and there is not enough sunlight. We can all start to feel a bit blue.
Then BAM. Its February, and suddenly it's all about romance. Pink and red, flowers and hearts, gifts and chocolates. Valentine’s day can be joyful and exciting, but it can also leave people feeling lonely or stressed. Romantic love can be a source of mutual support and companionship, which is indeed worthy of celebration, but this month is also a good time to focus on another important type of love, SELF LOVE.