Over the past couple of weeks I have made one very strong personal rule. I am going to buy made in America as much as possible whenever I shop. As you know, I’m currently on my second year of no shopping with a couple exceptions. My shopping is fairly limited to start. However, when I do shop, I plan to spend my money on Made In America.
Why Made In America? Well I’m an American. I want to support my family, friends, and neighbors where I live as much as possible. I want to shop at local stores and order meals from local restaurants. With the little I do shop, I want to do my part in stimulating my local economy. I want to see businesses open rather than worn out empty buildings.
What This Does not Mean? I have no hate or shame for other countries. In fact, I love all things British Royal. Canada is one of our families’ favorite vacation destinations. Books about the Nordic countries’ traditions light me up and it’s on my bucket list to see the Northern Lights. I always dreamed of seeing the Amazon Rain Forest, climbing Patagonia, and checking out elephants in Africa. I would love to be on the opposite side of Earth visiting Australia.
Currently, I am just trying to help out my family, friends, and neighbors. In the end, you do you.