I’ve been noticing this theme among bloggers these last few months. Everyone seems to be questioning their purpose and the “why” of blogging as a whole. The amount of time it takes, the struggles, difficulties, lack of respect, the “burdens” of blogging. Should we continue, should we post less, post more, “why” are we still doing this!? I’m pretty sure these feelings come up every summer, with that whole “summer slump” situation. I think everyone’s just getting antsy to get pack to that established, more certain routine that gets pushed aside during the summer. I’m feeling that antsy feeling too. To get back to a more purposeful routine. You know, dare I say, school? I need to learn something, feel accountable to something other than my work and blog. No, I don’t want summer to end, but it will in just a few short weeks. I also know that after classes start, that feeling of routine will set in and the newness will wear off again…and I’ll crave summer freedom, haha!
The seasons of the year and the seasons of life. Always interesting to contemplate the emotions that accompany them! Everything ebbs and flows; that’s life and we should all just do our best to stick to it, one step at a time. Don’t quit, don’t give up, just take a breath (or two) and lean into the moments of the seasons. Where ever you are, what ever you’re feeling, know that you’re doing it right. You’re okay. Just breath and remember to live. That’s all you have to do.
There’s my Friday motivation to you (and myself). I’m leaving you with wishes for a beautiful weekend and a strong heart. Now happy Friday and happy Friday Finisher reading! xoxo
Monday: Golden Kiwi Muffins
Wednesday: Raspberry Mug Cake
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Something to think about.
You know how I feel about walking!
I feel like I could have written this.
Very, very interesting.
The quickest read, but really, think about it.
One thing is it’s not always easy.
No one wants to be average!
Makes tons of sense!
I love the last one with the kids!
I forgot how much I loved tabata circuits!
You can be (or get) fit at any age!
As a “lunchbox kid” my whole life, I’m telling you…ice packs!
Like we didn’t know. But if you didn’t, time to crush your dreams.
If I see one more Almond Breeze/Blue Diamond sponsored post…I’m going to pull my hair out!
I confess, while I was in school, I did not clean mine enough…
But I’m still going to miss my abundance for fresh summer goodness!
I do! More ways to stop that terrible food waste! Just like people, produce some in all shapes and sizes! Don’t discriminate!
Haha to the flying knife and please, don’t stir the rice! I know it’s tempting to peak, but you will regret it!
You’re mishaps have solutions! (Some of them! See above link.)
This is one of my favorite topics! “Natural” isn’t a thing 😛
Who wants to see this with me?!
My mom and I both have Epi-Pens. Life saving device!
Coconut, flax, hemp, so many!
All the pros and cons of various methods!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Very helpful and comprehensive.
Some of these are really awesome (and I already use)!
Some people are really bad at doing this wrong 😛
Hahaha, I don’t know if it’s sad, but…
That’s pure captured beauty!
Fill out those alt tags and descriptions please! (Without hashtags!)
Because lists are the best!
I think I’m just too impatient to work on my photography 😛
You don’t need anything fancy when it comes to food photography!
Omg! Yay! I’m excited! Great timing that I just finished the whole series!
Hmm, I think I should start investing 😉
Homemade and no waste!
Omg! Hahaha! So teeny, tiny, and cute!
Croatia! O….so beautiful!
Would you or have you ever?
Create! We have no restraints!
Haha, parallel parking 😛
Just some Friday funnies for you 😉
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Sweet Corn Gazpacho. Summer corn is my favorite summer veggie (zucchini is year-round for me so I’m not counting that!)
Pulled Jackfruit Sandwiches with Red Cabbage Slaw. Mouth-watering plant-based goodness!
Vegan Steamed Purple Potato & Chia Buns. My lovely potato, the STOKES!
Purple Cabbage Tacos with Tangy Chipotle Aioli. Now that’s an inventive taco 😉
Sriracha Honey Salmon Vegetable Packets. You can’t get more perfect than a dinner like that!
Curried Potato Noodles with Kale. Potatoes and curry are sometimes all the soul needs!
Mexican Pasta Bake. If you need comfort food…this is where to get it!
Paleo Raisin “Bran” Muffins. You know I appreciate a paleo baked good that’s also vegan!
Za’atar Baked Salmon. Salmon simplicity at it’s best!
Cheeseless Pesto Pan de Yuca. These buns! Yummy puffs of goodness!
Veggie Pad Thai Zoodles with Peanut Dressing. Because everyone loves veggies and Thai…you can’t deny 😉
Chocolate Peanut Butter Magic Shell. I guess I should start eating ice cream!
Pluot Cardamom Chia Seed Jam. Plums and apricots? Sounds heavenly to me!
Chunky Gazpacho. I think a chunky soup I may be able to do! More chewing!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Olive Oil Muffins. I may hate the smell of brownies baking, but I do adore the smell of olive oil!
Easy Peasy Pumpkin Spice Bread Pudding. Let’s just end this Friday with the phrase…BRING ON THE PUMPKIN!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Finding out about this amazing site! I don’t have to waste money on a Kindle right now after all! I just opened a free account with OverDrive which allows you to get audiobook or ebook format of books from you’re library just like a Kindle would have! So I have been listening to books right on my laptop now while I work (instead of podcasts…which I still love!), but it’s great! It’s all free, you just need to check if you’re library is set up with them and bam! You can “check out” books whenever and read/listen to them on any device you have! Right now I’m listening to Sarah’s Key (WWII, depressing, Holocaust, but really good).
So tell me:
+ Have you had a summer-life-crisis like so many seem to be having?
+ Have you heard of OverDrive? Start an account it if not!!!
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