What’s the Point?
My name is Jenny, and I am from Texas. This blog aims to teach me (and you) tips and tricks for becoming a little more eco-conscious, from educating ourselves about the materials used to make our daily products to simple ideas for making more sustainable choices. This blog’s purpose is never to make anyone feel guilty or less than others. Only do what you can, and if it is a little more than what you did before, goal achieved! Upon educating myself on sustainability, I came across terms like “plastic-free” and “zero waste.” For me, those terms are unrealistic – mostly because I don’t live off the grid, sew my clothes, and grow my food. I am a regular gal who lives in the city, likes technology, and consumes convenience just like you. I will not do this perfectly, but I know I (and we) can do better.
A Little About Me
When I was young, I always knew I wanted to help the greater good. Today, I am a speech-language pathologist, and I work with children with disabilities. I love it and feel each day that I make a difference. Alongside helping people, I have always had a strong pull to help the earth. I remember one time, as a child, I cried and cried when my mom served me bone-in chicken. I felt terrible eating animals and told my mom I would not eat any more animals (of course I did—however, now I eat 80% plant-based). Recycling and doing so correctly has also been a passion of mine. One evening around Thanksgiving 2020, I was going through a hard time, and I wanted to channel my stress and sadness into something positive. I had been thinking a lot about consumerism and waste and thought to start there.
I decided to do the work to become more conscious of the foods I eat, the packaging I use, how I recycle/reuse, and what types of products I consume. “Go out and make your mark on this world,” they say. I think we have done that, unfortunately not in a positive way. Then poof, I thought of UnMake Your Mark. That very moment, I searched for the Instagram handle (available!) and also grabbed the website domain. I thought it would be fun to share what I learn as I go. My ultimate goal was to have a blog. I don’t know why it’s taken me almost one year to write my first post, but it’s better late than never. The reason I mention this is a reminder—a reminder to you to spend your time on your passions. Start the business, take the leap, move forward towards the things which make you happy and make you excited to spend your time on. I hope you’ll join me in becoming better stewards of this incredible home we call earth by un-making your mark with me. Feel free to comment below on some eco-friendly topics you are interested in, and I would be happy to research and blog about them!