These past few days have been very thought-provoking for me. My computer decided to scare the living crap out of me by just going blank, I nearly missed a deadline, and I’m still not happy with where I am health and appearance wise. That’s when I got to looking at my collage on the wall that I made my freshman year of college. It used to be such an inspiration to me. Now it is in serious need of and update. Because as time goes on we change. I still watch Grey’s Anatomy, but no longer have the desire to work in a hospital.My style icons have changed, and I finally answered London’s call. A few things will still be the same, like NYU, Dancing, Books, Food, but there are definitely some changes to be made.
Have you ever been in a point in your life when you just needed change. It was as if everywhere around you people and things were changing, but the whole while, you were still the same. It’s like the lyrics from one of my favourite songs by Keane, ” Everybody’schanging and I just feel the same.” Except I do not want to just feel the same. I want change. I need change. I get restless way too easy and hate anything stagnant.
So in case you could not guess, this blog is apart of my change. This in itself is one of my missions. Blogging is something that I have always wanted to do, but never really had the balls for it. The new approach that I have to life wont allow it because I am scared anymore. And might I just say that it has been one of the best wake up calls for me. It has definitely helped put some of my priorities in order. By the time I move to New York. I probably will not ever recognise myself. In a good way of course. 🙂
Well I will be updating the collage and I will let you know how that turns out. As well as letting you know what the next mission will be. I’m thinking maybe a quick trip to NY because I have not been there in a little over a year and miss it so much. I mean look at all the people! You can practically feel the energy radiating off of the picture. But that’s for another time. Now off to work.
Tastey Travels… 26/06/2011
I love food!! Not like that sneaking away and gorging on an unhealthy amount of food, but the savoring and always looking forward to trying something new type of love. I am not some great foodie, but definitely consider myself a true lover of it. So on a recent outing, mates and I went to our favourite Thai food restaurant called Sala Thai. Now it is not the most fanciest of places, but what it lacks in that it makes up for in ambiance and
That’s when I got to thinking. Why not share with you some of the food that I have tried? I really believe people should go out of their norm and try things that they never have before. And since food is the least riskiest of things to do, why not?? On the plus side it also opens your eyes up to new experiences and cultures. Which could lead to all sorts of possibilities. You gotta love possibilities! 🙂
So here are just a few that I have experienced within the past month. Some including when I was in London, which has some of the most eclectic and amazing markets that I have come across in a while. The variety of food is enough to make your head spin. I felt like I was on the travel channel with Anthony Bourdain or Samantha Brown. Except without the film crew and with no real direction of where I was going. Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a map and know the basics of each of my destinations, but I prefer to just wander sometimes. You get a chance to discover new things that way. But keep in mind that SAFETY is of the UTMOST IMPORTANCE!! Especially traveling around alone( and being a female).
More Thai Rice
Mango Sticky Rice
Fried vegetable Egg Roll
Cooked Sushi in Sunday Up Market
I can not help but, be filled with excitement when I am around such an amazing variety of food.
Amazing Belgium Pastries. Boy do they have a contagious sweet tooth! 😉
More Belgium Pastries from Spitalfields
The smell that came from all of these booths were absolutely intoxicating. It was as if they were carrying me away to the native countries in which they were wonderfully created. And I was so fortunate to be able to get a taste of their country. I am not quite sure if that makes any sense, but it’s all can imagine.
That was mini mental holiday for the week. Hope you enjoyed. And no worries, I am always in search of new places to eat so there will definitely be another amateur foodie adventure.
Run .. 23/06/2011
Got up early this morning with the intent to run and just could not seem to make myself. I have been running pretty consistently, but since this challenge I’ve had to turn into my own motivational speaker just to get to the gym. Now I find this really odd seeing as how I used to get up earlier this year when it was cold and foggy out and run through the woods with no problem.
So I think I need a new strategy, because I will finish this cardio challenge even if I have to run all 100 miles in a day without stopping! (Sorry about that. That’s just my competitive alter ego) Anyhow, I do not have a problem getting up early in the morning. It’s just that I get bored easily and have a lack of consistency with certain things. Which is why I started running in the first place, to learn consistency! So maybe this mission is a little more personal than I thought.
Well even I do not get to run the entire 130 miles by 1st of July I still want to know that I gave it my best everyday. Its kind of hard to be disappointed in yourself if you’ve at least tried your best. It’s only when you know you could have done better that leaves you disappointed. So I promise to try! Actually put my best efforts forward and TRY!!
Clearly I will be needing another mental break soon. haha 😀
Keep Calm & Carry On,
Back with Uncle Sam 21/06/2011
Since coming back from London, I have been working everyday with only two days off. I have also been running everyday because of a cardio challenge at work and thus, I have been way too tired to update the blog. We all know how life can just get in the way of living, well that’s precisely what happened to me. I needed to build back up my savings and had some bills to pay. Now that most of that is back under control, I can return the blogging world.
Now on to the business of this cardio challenge. I was so caught up in just traveling around London that I completely forgot that it started while I was over there. Now I have to run about 120 miles in 11 days. Now if you do the math, that’s about 11 miles a day. Unfortunately, I am a beginner runner and I can not just do 11 miles straight. Now I will be breaking it up to two parts for each day till the 1st of July. I will run half in the morning and half in the evening after work.
This may seem like a lot of work and stress and your body if you’re not used to it, but I am a very competitive person. Also I come from a family of athletes and am quite surprised at what my body is capable of when I just try. Now I am not the fittest girl out there, but I am working on becoming as fit as an athlete. That’s something I’ve always wanted and it’s part of my idea of the best me that I am working on becoming. I will keep you updated and let you know how it goes. 😉
Wish me luck on my Running Mission,
So what’s the best way to get out of a funk?
Cooking with your mates of course! At least that was a great cheer up for me. So I got together with some of the mates and we made stuffed bell peppers and had a lovely bottle of wine.
Cooking is one of my stress relievers and I needed to get out of a funk a.s.a.p.
Needless to say it came out amazingly and is a pretty healthy meal so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating it.
Now I apologise if my plating may not be up to par as some, but this was just a meal of enjoyment and boy was it enjoyable! Now as for the wine, I definitely found a new favourite and need to have a bottle stored away in the cupboard for another day like that.
Next time you may be in a rut, I would highly recommend being around a few of your really good friends. Those who know you well would know when something is wrong. And a true good friend always puts a smile on your face. 🙂
Well Cheers for now,