Part of the complete flip in culture between my old job and current job is the fact that I work for a regional council instead of retail call centre stuff.
Obviously there are still issues around money because capitalism, but the most I deal with it on a daily basis is forwarding invoices to the Finance team. I don't have sales goals, I don't have to upsell things and sell shit no one wants or needs.
My job is to support the council, support the region, support the people. That's it. That's what it comes down to, and I love it.
I'm not saying it's perfect or anything, but it is such a massive contrast compared to my customer support job before.
weight talk in regards to clothes Show more
I'm trying to look for tips for dressing at my weight and am so frustrated because the articles all seem to focus on making you appear thinner. I don't care about that, it's not going to happen! I'm fat and that's FINE. it's just that all my clothes make me look sloppy and like I'm wearing pillowcases. I want to stop hiding in hoodies because I don't know what else to do. I have one AMAZING shirt that I call my "Good butch shirt," but it was secondhand so finding more in that style is proving difficult.
This is just bloody awesome, and I love the physical seed library they have made: http://www.connectedseeds.org/visit
“The Connected Seeds Library lives at Spitalfields City Farm in east London. A seed library works a bit like a regular book lending library. In order to borrow seeds from the library you will need to become a member. Members can take seeds home to grow, and are encouraged to return some of the seeds to the library at the end of the season, in order to maintain the stock of available seeds.”
I just commissioned and worked with @starwall on a #solarpunk flag. These are a few iterations I enjoyed seeing the most. Please feel free to boost, download, and share across whatever you like.
If you'd like higher def versions, please contact me or starwall.
Shoutout to @socalledunitedstates for the base flag inspiration.
Made another little watercolour painting using masking fluid last night. 🌿
It's for sale if anyone wants it! $30 USD, shipping included. ☺️ It's 5"x7" (the paper is a bit larger but can easily be trimmed). DM me if you're interested!
On my last boost, I love in a city where much of the central part of the city was destroyed in earthquakes ~8 years ago, and it's been really interesting watching it change shape as it rebuilds. I thought having housing there and most government buildings was wild, and that boost made me realize why it seemed so foreign. There's still plenty of shops, but I think there's been a greater focus on community buildings, and that's pretty cool. @Anri loves infrastructure and can probably ramble more
City planning, city centers / downtowns Show more
The center of any city - downtown - is almost always the commercial center.
Sure, there might be a library or a government building, but it's secondary.
Downtown is built around those rows of shops and restaurants.
Your schools aren't there.
Your hospitals aren't there.
Your housing isn't there.
And in a capitalist world - that makes sense. The market is literally at the center. And everything else is built around it.
But in a world without money - it doesn't.
I'll say something more eloquent about it another time but wow I just had my first day at my new job today, where I'm processing/archiving records for the regional council... And it's wild. It's wild not having my every second micro managed, it's wild not having to think about sales, it's wild just being able to Help People. I'm excited and delighted.
"Cheese is just slow milk" - @Anri
I bought a secondhand electric bike today!! I'm really excited about it for a number of reasons - saving money on petrol and parking, improving my own health, and reducing my environmental impact. I'm looking forward to learning about solar energy and charging to see if there's a way I can get it off the grid entirely!
I won't be able to use it all the time, but certainly for my work commute and small grocery trips!
actually a lion - they/them - 26
living in Aotearoa - New Zealand
Sunbeam City is a Libertarian Socialist solarpunk instance. It is ran democratically by a cooperative of like-minded individuals.