Inspiration & Greener Grass
I hope you all had a nice Cinco de Mayo and no one is nursing any tequilla hangovers. And if you are, just keep drinking. It’s already Friday anyway.
I didn’t have anything to drink last night. Other than water. I’m such a party animal, I know.
I did eat some plants.
I dressed them with homemade Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing
And I ate fruit. In the form of mango inside cookie dough.
I’m also participating in the San Diego Food Blogger Bake Sale
Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking started the blogger bake sale last year in an effort to end childhood hunger.
The bake sale idea has grown and there are blogger-run bake sales going on in many cities across the country. Here’s Gaby’s list of 2011 cities and info.
So on Saturday, May 14 check to see if you can go out and sample the treats of local bloggers in your area and support a wonderful cause in the process! In San Diego, it’s at Great News in Pacific Beach from 2-4pm as the flyer indicates. C’mon out! And you can see (and sample) what I made!
From my last post about What I’d bring to a Fiesta, I am glad you enjoyed that one. It’s fun to include some non-food items, too. Lots of you said you liked the sundress. Me too. I want it!
And thanks for letting me know what you bring to parties or if you were doing any Cinco de Mayo celebrating.
1. Inspiration and Who Inspires yYou?
Some days I wonder what I am doing and what my purpose is when I:
read their blogs
see the recipes they create
see the food they make
gaze at the beautiful photographs that they take
read the books they’ve written
I want to be like them both when I grow up!
I am inspired by people, especially women, who have forged their own path in life; who are working in non-traditional fields, who are making a living and a name for themselves doing what they want to do, without the rules of big business and corporations and society telling them, oh, you can’t do that. Oh yes, I can. And watch me. Those are the women who inspire me!
Who inspires you on your life path?
2. How certain are you of your life path? Are you doing what you want to be doing?
I am still not sure of my life path in terms of career, work, what I want to be doing in 5 or 10 years, and balancing it with raising Skylar. Parenthood, if nothing else, forces one to abandon rigid plans and just go with life’s flow much more. Period.
So, yes, I wonder what the future holds for me. Then again, no one ever really “knows”. Life is a journey and just about the time you think you have things sort of figured out, it all changes!
I am happy where I am at in life, but of course always wonder if I would I be happier with xyz or what will happen.
Yoga reminds me to live in the present and try not to worry, stress, or over-plan for the future. No need to cross any bridges that aren’t necessary and to be happy in the present.
3. Are you a The Grass is Greener type person? Or are you content with what is, what you have now, where you’re at now with everything from your job to your relationships to your body image to where you live, etc.?
I used to be such a grass is greener person. As I have gotten older, I have realized it’s probably not greener. And even if it is, there’s nothing I can likely do about the current situation, anyway.
I have made plenty of decisions in life that came from a grass is green perspective and usually those decisions have blown up in my face. Case in point, moving to Phoenix to buy a house because I wanted to be a homeowner at all costs and could afford property there, but everything else was a horrible fit, for me, and I hated it there.
Nine months later and lots of debt later (now debt free!), we were back in San Diego. The grass was not greener and it was a huge lesson learned.
However, sometimes the grass is greener. Sometimes there is something better, something more fitting, a path that better suits us, something that the Universe has in store for us but we have to do some major soul searching and take some big leaps of faith on the if-come that yes, that grass over there is greener and better.
Case in point for me include things like changing my college major at the eleventh hour to quitting jobs that I didn’t like without having other ones lined up.
So, some deepish thoughts for a Friday, but maybe it will give you something to think about on a weekend workout or some downtime.
Hope you all are able to enjoy the weather and get some R & R in this weekend!
I’d like to stop and smell a few roses.
P.S. Don’t forget to enter the Granola Giveaway. Winner announced early Saturday.