I love Sunday mornings. I'm sitting here listening to peaceful music & listening to the wind come through the window and hit the blinds. This morning has been very nice. I don't always get to see the mornings, due to going to bed ridiculously late. (Not something I'm proud of :/) However, I did go to bed late last night. But ever since I got a camera this week, there has definitely been a pep in my step. It has made me realize that sometimes we go through life 'just because'. I have felt this way at times. Constantly confused as to what it is I'm meant to do here. I love art, as you know. All aspects of it. And now after getting a camera, I have a new found inspiration that has been calling me for a while. I'm very excited about this. It makes me happy to be so excited about something again. Sometimes we go through lulls, or dry spells if you will. Where there is just nothing. I tried to paint a few weeks ago, and nothing was coming to me. I just couldn't force it. It wasn't right. I always switch up my creative outlets. Sometimes I feel moved to sing, and make you tube video song covers. Sometimes I feel the urgency to act. And sometimes I don't. Just like I think sometimes we want to eat healthy, and sometimes we don't.
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 :
THE DAILY KALE'S CURRIED LENTILS