Many of you may already know, but I basically had the best Friday night ever. But let's back up and relive the whole story. So I had just finished a delicious dinner (around 5pm) of quinoa cooked with beets and zucchini, mixed with gallons of nutritional yeast and spices, romaine, salsa, and Cajun Tilapia. I was at my desk reading some blogs and checking my email when I noticed a new email in my inbox. I clicked it and my heart stopped. It was from my #1 school informing me that they would be releasing their decision on my applicant portal at 6pm that night! I felt my stomach drop, I was so beyond nervous. I quickly opened a new tab on my laptop and went to my applicant portal. I typed in my username and password and just left it there on he screen, already for 6pm. In the meantime I distracted my ever so nervous and anxious self by doing my upper body strength workout for the night. Lifting some heavy dumbbells was just what I needed to kill the nervousness (sorta). It actually made me feel really strong and I ended up having a great workout. When I finished, it was about 6:15pm...yea I couldn't do it right at 6. I had waited for this decision since the summer when I fell in love with the school. The words "congratulations" or "we regret to inform you" would determine if I cried that night or...I cried that night. Well I finally hit the enter button to log in and found my way to the application status page. Then I closed my eyes and couldn't look. But I said screw it, opened my eyes, and BAM! the tears and hyperventilating started. This is all I saw:
We are excited to offer you admission to the George Washington University! We congratulate you and look forward to welcoming you as a member of the Class of 2018.
Holy shit! I didn't even read the rest of the page. I just ran downstairs and threw my GW notebook paper (that I had written accepted with a heart around it) at my mom who was in the living room. I really can't express how good I felt. I was so happy, excited, stunned. I couldn't stop crying, but they were tears of happiness so no worries there! And as of Saturday I have heard back from all of my school leaving me with 6 choices. But before I make an decisions I need to find out all the financial aid, scholarships, etc. that I will be getting which I will know by the end of the week. Then I am going to South Carolina in 2 weeks to visit my other top school and then I need to go to DC to see GW again. Things will finally start falling in to place and I can't wait to see what happens. And thank you all how sent me comments on Instagram and Twitter congratulating me, it means a lot!
I am going in to this week with a happy spirit and mind. Even though I have my 27-week assessments in school all week, I think I can handle it now! But I also have a special post for you that will definitely power your Monday and maybe even you life!
Leanne is one of the first food bloggers I ever started following way back when many years ago. She is absolutely fabulous and creates the most delicious, healthy, and beautiful recipes! Leanne is a Holistic Nutritionist offering recipes and tips to help women live a liberated life on a restricted diet. You will find allergy-free recipes for all or recipes you can easily adapt. But no matter what, Leanne is all about healing the body and freeing yourself shame, restriction, and unhappiness.
The Vibrant Life Cleanse and Cookbook is designed to activate your most radiant self by using juices and smoothies to boost your health. You will also learn how to listen to your body and know when you are legitimately satisfied. If you choose to actually follow the cleanse, Leanne guides you on how to transition through the 7, 9, or 11 day cleanse safely and with shining results. The book includes over 55 dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free juice and smoothie recipes, the 3 cleanse programs, guides for produce, juicers/blenders, supplements, and cleansing. She also includes meal planes, shopping lists, and daily actions for change. This book is jam-packed with helpful and reliable info and resources!
I also asked Leanne a few questions about herself and the cookbook so you could get some more insight on her goals and purpose!
L: "You can expect to spend around $2-$5 for the ingredients for each recipe. The price depends on where you’re located, and whether you choose organic produce or in-season ingredients. Generally speaking? I didn’t use any crazy weird ingredients that cost an arm and a leg. Also, there’s no soy anywhere!"
(R: "Woohoo for soy-free! And don't worry if your don't have a juicer; Leanne tells your how to juice without one!")
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