I’m on a soup kick.
Soup is a genius food. It’s filling, healthy, and super easy to make vegan/vegetarian. I’ve been using a ton of recipes from Fat Free Vegan, and they are SO good. Most of the time when you cook vegetables, all of the nutrients cook out in the water and evaporate out. With soup, you’re also eating the water (or vegetable broth, or chicken broth, or whatever), so your meal is jam-packed with nutritious-ness. Plus, you get to party with your spice rack to jazz it up AND you get full control over your sodium intake. Soup for the win!
I haven’t been running as much since I met Z, as my boyfriend shall henceforth be called, so today I woke up super early and went for a run outside. I only made it about half as far as I usually do without wanting to fall over and hyperventilate, so I think I need to do a better job of keeping up with my…training, for lack of a better word. I’m getting myself ready to run in the Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving.
I started back at work last week, and it’s been a bit of a ride. Things are really chaotic right now, but I’m hoping it all settles down soon and we can get into the groove of the school year. I’m going to work on getting my teacher certification once I get a paycheck, which will be in a few (very, very long) weeks. It’s been great getting back into the swing of work, though, and I work with a really great team of people.
Overall, I feel amazing. I feel happy, safe, and loved. I feel like the past few years and all those months of heartache and hard work on my self have really paid off. But, I also feel very protective of this peace of mind. My happiness, my health, my love is mine. I guess that’s why I haven’t been writing here as much. For the first time, I feel like I don’t need to invite the world in to affirm this bliss for me because I feel it strongly enough to affirm it for myself. So, I’ll find more to say; I’ll find some interesting stories to tell. But, in the mean time, forgive me if I take a step back and focus a little bit more of my energy on nurturing my reality. I’ve got important things and people to attend to, and we all know that I take these things very seriously…
Happy Monday, Internet! Oh, and congratulations to my friend over at Fit, Fun, and Fabulous on her fabulous engagement!