Promote What You Love


I had been struggling to start this blog for a very, very long time. I knew that once we were on the road, there would be plenty of How To’s and interesting anecdotes to share. But, right now it’s just me and JC trying to figure out how to unhitch ourselves from our lifestyle and get on the Good Foot. Every time I sat down to write, all of my inner voices started spinning around, a tornado of conflicting objectives.  I’ll get you Dorothy and your little dog too!

I know that I want this blog to provide practical resources and information for regular folks who are interested in sustainability, organic food, and  (possibly) changing their lives. I do not want it to be snarky, sarcastic nor ironic (modern communication maladies from which I am far from immune.) And I definitely do not want to sink into sappy sentimentality nor pour a litany of random thoughts on you.

So, when JC posted this image, I realized it could be my guiding light. Clean and to the point. Neither sappy nor sarcastic. Marching orders for productivity!

Certainly, there are plenty of things in this mixed up world to bash – and there are loads of smart, eloquent people doing a bang up job of it. I, however, am dismantling my lifestyle precisely because I want to think about the world in a different way. I want to talk about people and events that inspire me, work that’s uplifting and knowledge that’s productive; stuff that I love that actually helps people live better. Halloween_RoadRunnerWileyCoyote

Will it really help you to read three pages about the misguided, if not criminal policies of the FDA? Probably not.  My guess is that you know the same facts I do and feel the same way about them.  But, it might help you to hear about how to kill the common cold with a simple baking soda and water solution so that you never have to worry again about what the FDA has allowed to be included in over-the-counter cold remedies, right?

All of that to say, I now have my Blog Mission and I could use a LOT of help!  So, please, comment freely. And I’m not just talking to the earnest, unabashedly positive folks out there. I also want to hear from the jaded, the cynical, and the snarky (my brethren!)

Share what works. Leave the rest at home.

About Anastasia King Jaress

Anastasia is a former media producer who hit the road to sustainability in April 2013 with her husband JC and Mattie, the dog. She writes about food, community, sustainability, travel, family and the myriad questions that boggle them.

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2 Responses to Promote What You Love

  1. Veronique Palmer February 23, 2013 at 11:32 PM #

    Hi Anastasia,

    I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog, I can’t even remember how now. I am in the process of trying to do the same thing – it’s terrifying, but I’m being pulled more and more into it. I’m a big believer in following the signs and all. I’m finding your blogs inspiring and also giving me some direction as I’m also kinda lost as to how to start. All I know is that there has to be a better way to live, and that we can inspire others to do the same. I will be glued to your journey. Good luck!!

    Kind Regards,
    Veronique, V for short! 🙂

    • Anastasia King Jaress February 24, 2013 at 9:25 AM #

      Hi V,

      Thanks sooo much! Its so amazing that you found us and Im thrilled that you did!

      Making radical shifts like this ARE terrifying, its like creating a new map for Life. The biggest thing that helped us make the leap (kind of like getting married) was choosing a date. Once we had that, then we decided what we would do and then how to go about it. Taking the educational route makes things easier I think, there is less pressure to get it all correct right off the bat. And, there are so many wonderful, skilled and talented people in the world who are willing to share their experiences and knowledge, that it makes the leap that much easier.

      Please let us know how things develop for you and if theres anything you need help with. We started this blog exactly for people like you!!

      Our best,
      Anastasia and JC

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