Hi, I'm Jaime!
MISSION: I’m so glad you’re here! My mission with Earthful Life is to create a space where we can be a community of women with the shared goal to really live life fully, while also trying to limit our harmful impact on the environment. I specifically promote living “fully” because I want us to remember to enjoy this life we’ve been given and to not become completely overwhelmed with “saving the world”. I hope this blog encourages you on your way towards a more eco-friendly lifestyle in your home, at work, and in the fun little adventures that make up life. I’m so excited to embark on this journey with you towards an “earthful life”!
In John 10:10 Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (NIV). In Genesis 2:15, “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (NIV). More accurate Hebrew translations of these words mean to “serve” and “guard and protect” the Earth. While trying my best to protect the earth from the negative impacts we can have on it, I often become so overwhelmed by all the measures I could be taking to not harm the environment, that I forget to truly live as Jesus also wants for us. My hope with this blog is to encourage both you and me to live an abundant life while also making balanced efforts to protect God’s beautiful creation.
BACKGROUND: A little bit about me… I grew up as a Californian city slicker, but my life changed when my family and I moved to the suburbs of Texas. Talk about culture-shock to see real-live cows at the entrance to my high school. Cows.
I really fell in love with nature in my own backyard where I would climb on wild grape vines and visit the stream that would run through during rain storms. Now I’m back to the big city life and I love it, but I still find ways to escape to the great outdoors as often as my heart desires – from local nature trails and parks to camping and beach road trips.
CAREER LIFE: By chance, I took an environmental science class in high school and became hooked. Not only was I fascinated by it, I knew I had the opportunity to make a real difference with this field of work. Two environmental science degrees later and my environmental work experience has taken me on all kinds of adventures. From working on sustainable grazing practices with Amish farmers in Montana to stargazing atop waterfalls during vegetation counts (yes, it’s a thing) in the Davis Mountains of Texas. I now work as a water conservation researcher, primarily working with cities to reduce their water footprint.
Join me as I share about eco-friendly living tips and sustainable adventure ideas with a little bit of plants and gardening help sprinkled in there.