Bikram was great tonight. I came home feeling ready to take on the next few months of my life that I need to go through in order to be where I want (aka back here). I think one reader mentioned that I seem happier here. Hah! It’s because I AM. Truth be told, I really don’t like living in Orlando. Not one bit. I have lived away from home now for five years so its not like I miss living with my parents all that much (haha), but being away from Ryan is very very difficult..and lonely. Our entire relationship, which is about to hit the 2 year mark next month (!!), has been long-distance. I’m readier than ever to just move back and live an ordinary life and do ordinary couple things that we have never been able to do. It’s not that I regret my decision to move to Orlando and go to culinary school….I don’t….but its one of those things that you just have to get through to get what you want in the end. I want the finished product of having the Cordon Bleu diploma from Paris—to get that I have to go through it all! I know that if I didn’t do what I was doing now, I would regret it later. I’m sure of that. Just gotta keep on truckin’!
Anyways, I’ll end my rant and tell you all about my food! This afternoon I snacked on an apple and almond butter about an hour and a half before yoga…..perfect for getting me through the tough practice and I wasn’t even starving when I got home around 7:30. Instead of rushing to eat while gross and sweaty, I slowed down and showered first, eating around 8:00.
For dinner, I had the riblet I found in my parent’s freezer! I turned my mom onto these things–they are SO freakin’ good!!! With my riblet I had sides of a steamed purple artichoke (found at W.F. the other day! I dipped mine in a mixture of nayonaisse and lemon juice), frozen organic butternut squash that I reheated and sprinkled with cinnamon, and to balance it all out, a slice of whole wheat bread. With my dinner I sipped on a glass of wine and finished “Change of Heart.” Speed reader I am—I started this book last night! I wasn’t an English major for nothin’! 😉
After dinner I gave Mikan a long walk and then came back in to clean up and have a carrot cake cupcake for dessert. Ryan had a late meeting and is out to dinner with a friend but is stopping by later to say bye because I’m headed back to Orlando first thing in the morning.
Think about this: my Ashtanga teacher read this quote to me a long time ago and it has always stuck in my memory.
“Life is short. Move very slowly.”