What a week! And it’s only Wednesday!
I feel like I’ve lived several weeks in just the past few days. Let’s see…Sunday was the big Twin Cities Marathon; Monday I scored lots of swag, an interview and lots of love from y’all; and yesterday I received a Foodbuzz Blog Award nomination!
*ahem* vote here if you haven’t *ahem*
What exciting things happened today to keep the magic going?
Well for one, I forgot my camera at home today.
My dinner begs for your forgiveness.
That would be a mound of Kale Chips – three kale leaves chopped, drizzled with EVOO + garlic salt and sprinkled with parmigiano reggiano cheese (aka the good stuff) – alongside a slice of locally-made Ezekiel bread stacked with 1/2 avocado, Sunshine Breakfast patty + BBQ sauce.
This was my first-time adding parm to the chips.
It’s a keeper.
And for dessert…two organic oatmeal raisin cookies I scored at the marathon expo slathered with Mighty Maple PB.
That is one more exciting thing that happened today: I realized I am in love with PB&Co. Mighty Maple PB. Obv, love at first bite.
Other than that…I have myself asking: What’s next?
You see, I read Leah’s post on this subject just a day ago, and literally said out loud, THAT”S ME! I am a total daydreamer who is always planning, inventing crazy ideas and constantly on the look for something cool and new to try. My mom likes to say I always need some drama in my life…and ugh, I hate to admit this, but Barbie is right.
For the first part of 2009, I was desperately job searching. While in the middle of job transitioning, I thought it would be a good idea to run a marathon. Now that the marathon is done, I am thinking of getting a part-time job to keep me busy (and for practicality reasons – to kick in some extra $$$). When is enough, enough?
Well, not until I make that trip to Argentina happen next year. And once I visit my friends in DC, South Carolina, NYC and LA. Enough will be enough when I can also finish a triathlon, become a certified yoga instructor and hike the Appalachian Trail. Maybe when I find that boyfriend and want to settle down long-term. Perhaps when I finally feel at peace with myself…
My point? Enough will never be enough.
To be grateful now, in THIS moment, is the best thing we can do. Life doesn’t really care about your plans or goals or dreams. It has it’s own agenda. Life has a tendency to take you where it wants. And wherever it takes you is EXACTLY where you should be.
So, here’s to living in the moment, getting that part-time job only for financial reasons and enjoying the present!
What is one thing you are grateful for right NOW? I am grateful for blogging while sipping peppermint tea and seeing the flicker of a cinnamon spice candle out of the corner of my left eye :).