We've all heard about how buying local is better. It supports local businesses and farmers, gives you a stronger connection to the product, lowers the environmental impacts of travel and lessens contributions to unsafe and unfair work places. But what about adventuring local?
Like many others in the period of craziness that is our current world amidst Covid-19 I am unemployed. Unemployment can be great for some things, you might finally finish the blanket you've been crocheting for six months, catch up on entire seasons of shows, learn a new hobby or... improve your fitness. Fitness and I have a messy relationship, we get together and everything is all sunshine and roses, until it's not and we break up. Then do it all over again down the track. During the beginning of lock-downs we were off again and I was deeply involved with my kindle and Netflix. One of the contributors to our off-again status was my mental health. When I spend days on end in bed not showering or doing anything, finding the motivation to flirt with fitness isn't exactly easy.
Anxiety was one of my earliest diagnosis back when I was 17. It hung around for a few years but between the ages of 21 to 25, it barely effected me at all. This is how that happened.
I have a tattoo of a carrot on my inner forearm which acts to combine good memories with the bad. It represents one of the best periods of my life but I got it tattooed during one of the worst periods of my life.