I thought I’d take a small break from throwing recipes at you, and just be more general for a minute. I have been doing a lot of thinking about my move to Santa Monica, my life, food….friends (old and new). You name it, I’ve probably been thinking about it! Here’s a snapshot view…
Regardless of the fact that I’ve met a lot of nice and fun people here, I still spend quite a bit of time alone—I mean, I came here from living with Joe in an apartment that was across the street from my Mom. So I always had connection with my people everyday…and of course I had a lot more people and connections there in general just based on growing up there and working there for years. It didn’t take effort really to stay connected. But now, I do have to put in effort to make sure I’m connecting with people everyday. I work so much online, that it would be easy for me not to do this on some days. Meeting new people is fun–I’ve been out for drinks and coffee with several different people, and it’s interesting to see who I really click with and feel connected to instantly (funny sarcastic smart fit people usually draw me in). But I also love being alone. My apartment is pretty zen (read: empty) still, so I listen to music, read books, watch New Girl on Hulu, and just spend time with my thoughts when I’m here alone. This has been such a positive experience for me so far–I find myself walking down the Promenade holding back from just grinning. I have that feeling like I am in exactly the right place doing exactly what I’m “supposed” to be doing right now.
And I have a plan now too…just like I requested, it fell into my lap and just made complete sense. I’m working on the planning part, and probably won’t make too much headway till I’m back from NY, but at least I can keep strategizing and doing little things till then!
Also, my friend Pilar and I are putting together a workshop that we’ll offer here in Santa Monica in November or December that’s about nutrition, yoga, and pregnancy. She’s pregnant and a yoga teacher, and I’m the nutrition lady…so it just makes sense (besides the fact that we’re both really excited about it!).
I made peanut butter breakfast cookies today. Just replace part of the protein powder in the Coconut Flour Cookies recipe with 2 Tbsp peanut butter… They may be the best ones yet!
That’s it I think… I hope your week is great!