The baby question is still a little further away in my life, I want to study or start working a good job so that I can be more settled, having good savings and then be mentally ready to have a child. I have been working a lot with children recently and it has got me thinking about what I want to teach my children, what principles I want them to have and how I want them to treat others and the environment. When I was little I used to get really upset when people would throw their trash on the ground (It is still one of my biggest hates and I do point it out to people) but I used to pick up my school friends rubbish and put it in a bin or tell my friends off and make them pick it back up. I am not sure what the reason for me behaving that way is but my parents always taught me to have a loving relationship with the environment. I would often find injured animals and take them home to look after or be very careful not to step on flowers when walking through fields and I think that is one of the main reasons I have such a strong opinion on what we are doing to our environment and want to make a difference.
At the family gathering today one child was celebrating her second birthday, I bought her a little gift of two t-shirts, one said ‘little but fierce’ which is always nice to throw a little Shakespeare culture in and the other said ‘I’m going to change the world’. I thought these were both relevant and perfect to showcase what I think is important to teach our next generations and help them flourish in. I want to teach my children to love all, to be strong, to fight for what they believe in and to think about their actions. I know a lot of people have the same views and if we all implement more sustainable actions into our lives and teach those to our children it will give the next generations a fighting chance to make a difference and help our planet.