ZOMG peoples I’m back, albeit briefly. I just wanted to say hello, check in with you. How you travelling?
July has been an utterly insane month for me, mostly because I’ve been working full time and juggling 2 part time jobs along with that. I’m loving working full time hours again; it makes me appreciate the time off that I do get (and I’ll be honest, the full time pay doesn’t hurt either!)
The busy-ness continues into August so you won’t hear much from me until September at this rate. I do apologise to the handful of brands that I am lucky enough to work with that I haven’t been able to post any content during this time, but I am really looking forward to getting back into writing again once I return to part time on all fronts.
Plastic Free July summary
#plasticfreejuly2017 wasn’t exactly a roaring success for me, but it hasn’t been a dismal failure either. This is mostly because I didn’t have time to prepare for the challenge as I wished, but even the times where I failed and ended up purchasing something in plastic, I was able to consciously observe under what circumstances would lead me to just give up and go with a more wasteful option. Knowledge is power and all that.
To assist in my challenge, Biome kindly sent me a set of recycled and reusable produce bags so I would have absolutely no need to depend on any type of plastic bag when I do my fresh produce shopping. They’ve been brilliant – surprisingly roomier than expected, housing all manner of long, short, thick, thin, leafy, bulbous vegetables.
I usually store my vegetables in either linen or cotton bags in the fridge, which seems to keep the vegetables fresher for so much longer. These Onya produce bags appear to have similar longevity giving properties and I couldn’t be happier. There’s nothing quite as depressing as seeing wilted, sweaty vege sitting forlornly in a growing puddle of liquid at the bottom of the crisper tray in the fridge. Since storing my fresh produce in bags, I have seen nary a speck of mould growing, where usually I’d have to give the crisper a full clean and wash every month.
Biome also provided me a few other items for free, so I’ll do dedicated posts on those a little bit later on too.
I am now managing social media and creating a bit of content for a wonderful Tasmanian owned and operated business called Sustomi! I’ve featured Sustomi’s beeswax wraps before, very briefly here.
This is pretty much a dream job in the whole emerging market of entrepreneurs and small business, but it’s still a steep learning curve for me. Sure, I did a degree in Commerce with a major in marketing umpteens of years ago, but it’s one thing to get a piece of paper that says you’re qualified, quite another to pick up a role that requires those (now fairly outdated) skills and apply them in a practical manner. The world of marketing has evolved so much and we are surrounded by new mediums and methods of communication that the text books definitely didn’t cover.
However, I’m really looking forward to seeing this business grow and what I can do to affect the image of Sustomi, capture new clients and customers, convert followers, engage more on social media, learning more about my role and what I can do. How lucky can one girl get!
In the meantime…
I’m still around on Instagram, and if you’re still following me there (or checking in now and again here) thank you so much! I really can’t wait to get back to writing and showing you more things that I highly suggest. This ‘break’ from blogging is a gift in disguise as I’ve been so preoccupied with running an office that my creative engine has kicked back into life and I am swimming in ideas for the future. I’ll see you then!