Ever get the feeling that someone is watching you with evil intent? Waiting for you to say the wrong thing, buy the wrong product, or visit the wrong establishment? I don't have that feeling. But I could see where it would be easy to fall into a trap of my own making by blogging about sustainability and homesteading and using words like: only, always, and/or never. So here is how I avoid having to buy a disguise to go to McDonald's and WalMart.
1. I remind myself every day that I am on a journey that has a vague destination. Perfection won't come as long as I'm alive, so I'm striving for contentment and good-enoughness. (Yes, I made that word up.)
2. I try to make point #1 perfectly clear in my public conversations and writings.
There. I am human.
Yes I want to raise(or buy local) all my own food and live off the grid and never see my DH punch a time clock again. Yes I want to barter for goods and services. Yes I want to live a more healthy and natural lifestyle.
But all those things aren't possible while I have a mortgage and doctor bills and live in an area where like minded people are few and far between.
I'm doing the best I can to get there, learning and achieving more all the time. Meanwhile, sometimes my loaf of bread comes off a shelf and the chicken feed isn't organic and sometimes I just really want a Big Mac. And I'm not going to duck for cover if someone sees me getting those things!