A New Re-Nest Interview!

May 10, 2011

How do people live green in their everyday life? What motivates and inspires them? In Re-Nest’s new column, Creative People, Living Green, interesting people are interviewed to find out their habits, thoughts, creative pursuits, business ventures, and green living wisdom.

Check out the rest of the interview here

Name/Occupation: Emily Christensen. clothing designer, dog mom, ceramic artist, teacher.

What does a typical day look like?
Oh great, start me off with a hard one! In my life each day is different. And I’m not kidding. Filly, my clothing line, might require graphic design, shipping, sewing, designing, sourcing… it goes on and on. I might need to go in to the ceramics studio, I might need to prepare for the class I teach at the community college. And I definitely want to go to yoga, walk the dog, kiss my boyfriend, visit with my friends, see a show, take a hike, go to the river, work in the garden… And so I approach each day like a general on a battle field. I make a list of the day’s tasks and come up with an hour by hour game plan for accomplishing everything. Trying to figure out the puzzle of the day causes a fair amount of anxiety. If I get it right I go to bed feeling utterly satisfied. But “right” is a very delicate mix of work, socializing, exercise, adventure, love, productivity, alone time, and rest and it is hard to find. I resent the days I don’t get right.


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