I wouldn’t call a full day of school and then teaching spin all that relaxing, but I am feeling pretty chill sitting at Starbucks. This is kind of my second home, but it’s been a while since I’ve spent an evening here.
Today went fast.
Banana – no picture.
Lots of food lab goodies (today we learned and cooked veggie proteins)-but the orange teriyaki tofu I made was not so goodie. I had a bite of most of these things to say I did but it was freaking hot and I ate my sandwich for lunch instead.
I got some sunshine at lunch (and an apple for dessert):
After school I ran a few errands, tried to clean up a bit in my apartment (key = tried), and snarfed dinner (a repeat of yesterday’s salad but this time with breadsticks instead of croutons) and then taught spin.
I had every intention of going to yoga afterwards but I was so not feeling it. So I decided to tackle my to do list instead and got things rolling on my latest freelance project (an article about how to choose a rewards card) and started to do some research about food biotechnology for a presentation I have next week (along with a test, an assignment, and a midterm — no big deal). I also had a snack before I got sucked into these articles about GMO foods and the debates over whether they’re good or bad. You know what the answer is? Eat real food. Simple.
If the answer is that simple, what’s the point of a nutrition degree? I’m having a life crisis. Nothing like impending due dates to spark a little self doubt. Nothing like a quote or 120910291 to put me back on track. Along with some background music.
“We fail to see that we can control our destiny; make ourselves do whatever is possible; make ourselves become whatever we long to be.” Orison Swett Marden
“I was once afraid of people saying, “Who does she think she is?” Now I have the courage to stand and say, “This is who I am.” Oprah Winfrey
“Take care, don’t fight, and remember: if you do not choose to lead, you will forever be led by others. Find what scares you, and do it. And you can make a difference, if you choose to do so.”
“Think about your future possibilities and the fact that your potential is virtually unlimited. You can do what you want to do and go where you want to go. You can be the person you want to be. You can set large and small goals and make plans and move step-by-step, progressively toward their realization. There are no obstacles to what you can accomplish except the obstacles that you create in your mind.” Brian Tracy
“It isn’t necessary to know exactly how your ideal life will look; you only have to know what feels better and what feels worse…Begin making choices based on what makes you feel freer and happier, rather than on how you think an ideal life should look. It’s the process of feeling our way toward happiness, not the realization of the Platonic ideal, that creates our best lives.”
Also knowing that I’ve got a busy weekend is keeping me smiling. I’m hoping to be productive and to see some people I’ve been missing. If the weather’s right, there’s gonna be some running and biking in there too, you can be sure! If not, I might end this hiatus from the pool OR I might just give myself a little bit more rest and rejuvenation. Only time (and mother nature) will tell…
Do you ever doubt your path? How do you deal?
Do you have an opinion on GMO foods?
What song has a knack for making you feel better?