February 1, 2010
This past weekend I went to Fairfax to visit two of my best friends – Sharkey and Dalila. As I was hanging out with Dalila in the kitchen, I started to tell her that I’ve recently embarked on a “journey”. I told her I’ve come to a point in my life where I feel I need to be more aware of what I put in my body, on my body, what my carbon footprint is – all of that.
Is it sad that as I was sharing this epiphany, I felt kind of… I don’t know, corny talking like that? Like “Woooo, I’m on a spiritual journeeey. I’m seeking enliiightenment. I’m gonna stop shaaaving and start burning nag chaaampa and smell like potchooouli all the time. Woooo.” Now don’t get me wrong. I didn’t feel silly because I thought Dalila would make fun of me. In fact, she was one of the first people I shared the thought with, partly because she is such an eco-friendly and ‘aware’ person herself. So why did I feel funny then? Is it because on some level I knew I’m embarking on a journey that will change who I am? Hmmm. I’m gonna have to think about that.
Anyhow, I was explaining to my friend that I realized I scrutinize the ingredient list of everything I eat, but when it comes to body products, anything goes! I told her I have no clue what I’m putting all over my skin, but I suspect it’s not so good. Her response was “Oh, parabens are so bad for you”, to which I said “I know, right?”, and then immediately thought “Note to self: when I get back home, Google parabens.” 😉
Image Source: Gupta, Ankit. “Personal Awakening.” Image. SpeakingPictures.blogspot.com 27 Aug. 2010. 02 Feb. 2011. <http://speakingpictures.blogspot.com/>.