A few weeks ago, a friend of mine who was visiting New York for the first time sent me a photo of a plastic-wrapped apple from her hotel and shared her first impressions of the country. “I see waste everywhere,” she declared. Outside, trash and boxes pile up on top of snow mounds.
By the time you’re reading this, Christmas decorations have been packed away, wrappers and cards recycled, resolutions listed out and pinned on the wall. The cat and I welcomed the first day of 2018 with an open notebook and determination to live a different lifestyle this year.