I’m really busy, which has really pushed me to decide not to be this busy in the future, even if it means I will have to have a budget in the grocery store. Did I just say that? It’s not true—I will always work more if it means I can buy whatever I want in the produce section. I’m just weird like that. But Joe’s going to plant a garden this year at his parents’ house so maybe that will decrease what I need to buy (How will that work? We live an hour from there…I’ve learned not to ask!).
My new motto: Don’t work harder. Work smarter.
Update: The Killing is a huge hit with the critics and the ratings. Kristen and I re-visited the story of how she persevered with the show idea and pitched it to AMC when no one else would take the risk. It’s pretty amazing!
I watched the pilot and second episode on iTunes, but you can also watch it online for free on the AMC website (and look for Co-Producer: Kristen Campo in the opening credits!). I recommend it! Support my cousin—she works like a maniac (right now they’re in Vancouver shooting the finale), and she knows she’s fulfilling her purpose in life: Bringing stories to people. It’s so funny that she and I are quite opposite personality-wise, but at some levels we have so much in common.
Related: Last night I was telling my online students about The Killing during our webinar (yes, I wear a headset–thank gosh it’s just an audio/power point seminar, and they don’t have video access of me teaching in my living room in my pj’s). As we chatted about the idea, we decided that the best case scenario for life is to (1) follow your bliss and passion and (2) make that your profession so that working doesn’t feel like work.
Do you have this in your life? I know my cousin works really hard—18 hour days, etc., but she’s living her passion so it’s totally worth it to her.
I think I’m partially there—I love the topics I work in, it’s just the overall situation that isn’t totally perfect yet. Sometimes I have to remind myself that I’m working toward that situation, and maybe it won’t happen instantly. Baby steps work!
Also, I have two more smoothie workshops scheduled!
If you’re not living your passion…what are you doing to move toward it, even baby steps?
I love Fuerte avocados. These are little guys, and they are so good. Joe put one in his soup yesterday and proclaimed it to be the best avocado he’s ever had! You can order them (cheaper than than in the grocery store with free shipping) from SoCal Avocados!
I accidentally soaked a huge bunch of cashews. I wasn’t thinking—I bought cashews and almonds and dumped them both in water, later realizing that was stupid. Cashews are usually not raw even when they say they are—they are heated to get the shells off, so soaking them unless you’ll use them immediately (for cashew cream) is pointless. So I made pudding out of some (and the rest are in my fridge needing to be used). It was good, but would have been better as frosting or with raw brownies or something. I added vanilla and orange extract–yum!
I have some new kitchen things in the works—I just need time to implement them!
Have you eaten anything new and fun lately?
I hope you’re all out there living your dreams 🙂