What a Waste!
I am a junkie. A junk junkie.
Or should I say, One man's Trash is another man's Treasure...
In the city that I live and was born in - Johannesburg, South Africa (as pictured in my painting I made some 8 years ago, above) there is currently a strike going on by the waste management systems' workers.
This is what our streets look like this week:
While it is a more or less once-off happening, it is fast becoming a common sight globally: Not enough landfill space to dump our billions of people's trash, so waste is piling up everywhere.
Hectic? Yes. Crisis? For sure. The end of the world? Perhaps.
However, since it is my business - or better put, my passion - to transform waste into beauty/energy, this smelly hell is where my booty lies:
I made this sculpture from trash, both organic and plastic, and is in fact called Joburg Man. This was also some years ago when I was teaching imprisoned youth handy skills with tools and trash - how to transform the contents of a dustbin into something useful or cool to sell, instead of committing crimes.
Passion on a small scale to a quest on a global scale
My point is that since I started at Wealthy Affiliate a few months ago, my passion has gone beyond making art to a much more global scale activity and mission: Saving The Planet. It sounds very grandiose and perhaps romantic (true to my artistic inclinations I suppose), but it is actually very humbling and way more challenging than a knight's quest where slaying dragons are but the least of my worries.
Now I am a free agent and internet entrepreneur, a go between guy sourcing real Earth saving solutions for people and businesses. I can make a difference where it counts. And now smelly trash is not only the building blocks for beauty, but has the potential to become real treasure - a sustainable income - to overcome those monthly dragon-like bills and debilitating 9-5 office jobs I so hate.
Yes - I promote and market Waste To Energy solutions, which you can check out on my website made via WA's training at http://www.greenlivingforfreedom.com
Whilst the financial rewards have yet to be reaped, the interest is building, and the passion I invest into it is getting out there, slowly but surely.
Here's to freedom, fighting the dragons of conventional commerce, and to celebrating soul nourishing missions!
And have a green day