Another day, another struggle. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a glass half full kinda girl. I’m all about making the most of what I’ve got, recognizing what I need to change to make it better, and then doing it! But that’s sometimes easier said than done… What am I struggling with today? My self- worth… I don’t know about you, but I’m happiest and most productive when I’m busy. Have you caught on yet that us SFG’s are quite the jugglers!? We try to do it all!!! And I’m sure you can relate. BUT this summer, I’m jobless, audition-less… let’s just say I’m pretttttty free. I was actually at a friend’s house yesterday afternoon and we were talking about taking a vacation– “you’re already on vacation…” my friend smirked. I was taken off-guard and a little embarrassed…
“I am?” I said… (LONG PAUSE)… “I AM!!!!!!!”
Why was I shy to embrace this, I’m sure to be, short break in my life!? I had a little money saved, and while I looked forward to finding a job and starting the next phase of my life, it’s important to enjoy this moment for what it is! When will I ever get this time again!? I won’t!
Now I still have some sad days where I feel less than– those days, it’s not only important for me to be working towards my next goal, but to also do plenty of productive things to get my mind-set healthy, happy and on track. Activities are my BFF right now– I go for runs, meet with friends, and spend time outside to take advantage of each day. Another way to enjoy the time? I zen out, relax and contemplate my next move in the KITCHEN!!!!!
It’s important to stay positive and savor the moment! And why not savor summer flavors while you’re at it! Popsicles are all the rage this summer– and it’s so simple to create your own delicious recipes– so I decided to follow that lead and create my take on a rootbeer float.
My mornings can be rough! Especially right now when I have…er… nothing to wake up for. But I want to make the most of my day, so I wake up early and get my day started! A good coffee and a sweet treat is the perfect pep to my morning routine. This recipe is sweet but healthy and pairs perfectly with a cup of coffee– just dip or melt your Popsicle in your morning joe and you have a new take on your regular routine.
Here’s what you need to do (you can use Popsicle molds or ice trays instead):
6 cups of coconut milk
2 tablespoons of stevia
want some texture? Add dried coconut nibs (unsweetened)
AND THAT’S IT!
Enjoy the summer SFG’s and know that if you keep working hard, you will get to exactly where you want to be! Just know, you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be RIGHT NOW.