Hiya! I’m back again for another Changing Seasons photo challenge, hosted by Su. How is everybody? I hope the month of love treated you right!
For most of February I wasn’t myself because I lost the momentum that I had in January. I’m also fairly certain I’m pre-menopausal (fun!), so I can’t be sure how much my moods were effected by that. The best I can explain is I feel like I’m constantly PMS-ing. [This party train is coming through! Woot! Woot!]
So I wavered between telling myself to relax and be patient, and feeling lost and lonely. But I’m fine now. I mean, my body is still doing its thing, but I feel like I’ve got my writing groove back. I found an editor to look at my memoir, and after a year of “giving up on it”, I’m ready to roll up my sleeves again. [Or so she thinks!]
Since I did have the doldrums though, I did a lot of cooking. (Ha!) Someone once told me that cooking is very grounding. Whatever it is, I’m grateful that I enjoy trying new recipes and even though the kitchen is tiny, that I have one.
Starting the day with a good breakfast is a relatively new habit (3 months?). I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to figure breakfast out. I used to eat cold cereal and coffee, and be starving an hour later. Or I would cook up a hearty breakfast, which looking back, was like a heart attack waiting to happen. Typical Western breakfasts seem to be an exercise in sugar, grease, and cholesterol. [I understand though, in the past, we did hard labor, burning off those calories, but now most of us are not.]
So, I’m feeling good about my black coffee (I know, I’m weird), smoothie, and oatmeal combo. Oatmeal is very good for you, and I like that I can add what I want to it (usually a splash of almond milk, dried cranberries or dates, and flax seeds). On days that I work early, I skip the smoothie. I’ve learned to stock up on bananas and I keep them in the fridge or freezer. Who knew?
Lastly, I started to upload videos to my YouTube channel! Let me tell you, it’s really scary! I haven’t shared it with anyone! But I decided to just go with audios and slides. This one’s from an old blog post about eating habits. It’s a bit of world tour of what I’ve noticed between cultures and how they eat. I hope you give it a listen when you have the chance. 🙂
How was your February?