But after indulging basically all this week. I started to wonder, why is this? What is it that is making me want to participate in this lifestyle, and get stuck in it.
I think sometimes were scared of success. Well, I mean I don't think it- I kinda know thats the case for myself. It's scary to think about making it. Even when we know thats what we want. So what is it that holds us back? What is it that I'm afraid of. I'm clearly only speaking to myself- not saying your like this. It's my own opinion. But I hear a lot of successful people talking about 'the good times', meaning when they were struggling. Those were hard times & learning times. But theres something kinda great about it too. I have a lot of drive & determination. Don't get me wrong. I continuously try and try. And yes, the rejection does get a little tiring and kinda sets me back sometimes. Instead of banging on the doors instead of knocking. I have started to believe & realize, that things truly do happen when their meant to. I am not ready to be successful. I think I have a few things to learn. Mainly about myself. I have a lot of confidence issues that I need to overcome. But I know that the classes & experiences I'm taking & creating, are all building me for success. I may not see it now, through the rejection of not booking certain jobs. But there is a reason. Cause when the right one comes along, it's gonna be awesome. I know it. I hope you know it too.
I just recently got the cookbook, DeliciouslyElla. She is awesome. I actually met her, so I really do know. haha. Just kidding, you can totally tell on your own if you follow her on instagram/facebook etc. I love her outlook on life. I think it's so nice when you see someone doing exactly what their supposed to be doing. And had no idea that their life would be this way. What started out as not a good thing- she had a disease and decided to try a different lifestyle out, started eating healthy and started feeling better. Her positive outlook is inspiring. I've always loved following her food pictures on instagram, so glad she made a recipe book! - I've spoke before about this, but Gabby Bernstein is another one of those favorites. She is doing exactly what she is supposed to be doing. It's so enticing to watch.
After all this talk about inspiration... I leave you with yummy photos of my recent recipe curried lentils. I still have some left overs in the fridge and can't wait to enjoy them for lunch :) I hope you follow your heart. Do whatever you know you feel calling you.
So for the curried lentils. You'll need :
1/2 red onion (chopped)
2-4 cloves garlic (minced)
1 cup lentils (I used green)
2 cups vegetable broth & 2 cups water
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp pink salt
1 tsp chili flakes ;) (optional, but c'mon)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp (spicy) curry powder
1/2 tsp coriander
Optional: Serve with-
+ Green onion for topping
+ roasted sweet potato (no oil, baked in the oven plain)
+ 1/2 cup brown rice
Saute the garlic & onion first. Add in spices and cook on a very low heat. Add in the lentils and toss around to coat them with the mix already in the pan. Then add in the water & broth. Bring to a boil. Then cover and bring to a simmer for about 45 minutes. Then pulse the lentil mixture a few times in the blender. Serve with whatever you'd like! Enjoy :)