Wow, the time sure does fly by! I cannot believe that it has almost been 60 days since I started my “Summer of Water Challenge” but it has! I was not very sure when I started this challenge that I would actually be able to do it. But it is almost over and I will tell you that my water consumption will not end. But my journey of drinking water this summer has led to a new lifestyle in more ways than one.
When I first started my summer of water, I went out and bought a lot from the store. Deer Park was always my water of choice. Normally I would by the individual bottles because it was also what I was putting in my son’s lunch for a drink while he was attending summer camp. I went into this challenge thinking that I would spend less money on drinks by simply buying water and not all of the other drinks I would frequently buy. However, that really was not the case. By making the choice to buy only water, and some apple juice for my son, I noticed that I was actually spending more money. I found myself going to the store more often just to purchase water. Now, no one really wants to drink the city tap water but it really did not make much sense to me to continue to spend all of this money on water. Knowing how much money I was spending and taking an environmental science class during my summer of water, led me to make another decision with how I obtain my water.