One of my on-screen and off-screen O.C. idols is Courteney Cox. This is actually my second post on her. Well, the first post was really about Monica Geller. In a blog in Healthy Child Healthy World, she talks about starting to go green in her home.
Like Courteney (yes, I honestly think she is my friend), I am also a green novice. You can’t blame me for being a late bloomer. You and I grew up in a commercial world where everything chemical was good and trusted. I launched and marketed brands for multinational consumer packaged goods companies for 8 years, half of that time on brands for cleaning and disinfecting for home and personal care.
However, as I research more on my business, I learn a lot more on how the products we use for cleaning our homes and ourselves really affect our health and the world around us. As I study more about organic and sustainable products, it makes so much more sense to go this route. I have to admit that there is a tiny part of me that is cynical and wondering whether I am falling into another marketing trap. This time, though, it seems like a safe, healthy and informed decision.
So, today, January 24, marks a milestone in my O.C. life. I am officially saying goodbye to chemical antibacterials and disinfectants and moving on to healthier and sustainable alternatives. I am being O.C. on being O.C. I’ll be testing products as I go along, interviewing manufacturers and long-time sustainable lifestyle practitioners and I promise to tell you all about it.
So, goodbye chemical antibacterial stuff. You made me feel safe for the last 12 years until I realized in the last few weeks that you weren’t being entirely truthful to me.
It’s not you, it’s me.
You’ll be happier with someone else who appreciates you more.
We can still be friends.