I’m going to go ahead and call this past week an all-round interesting one. I will say that, although I STILL do not have any set-in-stone plans for my future, and things are still feeling very up in the air right now. (The excitement!) I believe that things will work out for the best, and I am very curious about the opportunities the Universe is currently presenting me with.
As of right now, I actually DO have a part-time, and fairly unexpected job. (!) My ex-boss from 4 years ago, back when I was writing commercials, is…now my boss again. I met with her earlier this week, and I have been invited back on a part-time basis. Very cool. It actually felt amazing to be back in the building after 4 years away. (It was terrifyingly also a little like ‘coming home’!) I am excited to use my writing skills once more, and I am thrilled to see some folks I haven’t talked to in a while, as well as to meet some of the new-to-me faces around the building. I’m pleased to at least see where this thing leads.
I also managed to do a little soul-searching and to revamp my diet. I think feeling a little blue kind of derailed my regular eating. When you start eating crappy food, it can be really hard to stop, and I had definitely noticed that I sorta fell off the wagon. I also know how good I COULD feel with the right food, so I am deep into raw food again. I say “again,” because I have experimented with raw veganism in the past.
I want to reassure those of my friends who may worry about me, however. This time, I am NOT doing things with an iron-clad strict approach. I am also NOT even eating entirely vegan (just a lot of vegan-friendly food), and I have every intention of sitting down to a decent, cooked supper most nights. (Jason would have it no other way!) I am not aiming to be perfect, only to put what I know about proper diet into action. Hey, who doesn’t like to feel good?
Right now, I am ramping up the amount of fruits and veggies I eat during the bulk of the day, and, again, I aim to have a heavier meal with my family in the evenings. This sort of approach (based on SOME of the thinking in the highly-popular “Raw ‘til 4” movement) works really well for me, and makes me feel very alive. Again, for anyone who knows me, I want to stress that this is so that I can feel/perform my best. I am NOT restricting calories, just crappy food. I always find that a couple of days with a LOT more greens and fruit-packed smoothies will make me feel like wonderwoman. 🙂
In the realm of positive change, I really think I’ve eased up on myself more recently, and that’s a good thing. I’m 33, I’m 5’5”, and I guess now I’ll never be a teen model. 😉 I still love experimenting with fashion, and I love makeup, but yes, there are times when I know I may be using it out of insecurity. Like, when I worry about my uneven complexion, and wind up using corrector, tinted moisturizer, bronzer, blush and highlighter all at once.
I want to stress that there is NOTHING wrong with any of that stuff, and I am NOT about to give up my bronzer or anything, but when you feel like you NEED it…that’s a bit of a warning sign.
I had a good think earlier the week, and I am proud to say that other than moisturizer and sunscreen (my poor nose always burns!) I have been leaving my skin goop-free. You know what else guys? I look totally fine.
So I guess that’s it. Some distinctly interesting possibilities in my life right now, a lot of bananas and dates, and learning to live with my natural self.
Oh, and the Newfoundland budget is flaming terrifying, so I made this: