Hey…long time no see! ;)

Apologies for the lack of posts since Thailand. I guess I needed a break while taking the time to sort out how and where I’d focus my energy. I feel like I’m better able to manage my time now even though I’m working on multiple projects at the same time. I like staying busy.

We are only a few weeks away from moving to Spain. We officially leave the UK June 2nd and we’re more than ready to start this new adventure together. The weather in Scotland bothers me the most, so I’m looking forward to having loads of sunshine this summer!

Being able to move easily is the main reason why I’m a minimalist. Even though we are moving to Spain in a few weeks, we have nothing to worry about when it comes to moving our belongings because everything we own (save for the few pieces of furniture here!) can fit into a few bags.

Now it’s almost been a year since my trip last summer where I travelled around Europe by myself for six months. During that time I focused on this blog by posting daily. I miss writing every day not only for the mere practice of journaling but because it helps me organise my thoughts. Starting today, I aim to post daily on this blog once again.

While filming, photography, and editing these requires a lot of time, I know I can manage to squeeze in a quick post for this blog daily. I feel that daily posts will only complement and improve my other creative endeavours, so why not!

I like to schedule almost everything, so I’m planning to upload new videos to my YouTube channel every Wednesday and Sunday.

As far as today’s post, I haven’t been up to much lately. I’m trying to relax. I’ve had some ups and downs when it comes to figuring out how and what I want to eat. For some reason, I keep getting sucked into one extreme or the other when it comes to eating. I think it’s just easier for me to have things black and white. Now I’m only focusing on whole plant foods instead of pushing myself to eat fully raw…because if I honestly don’t enjoy eating a certain way, why force myself?

Foods like oatmeal, buckwheat, and potatoes are incredibly comforting to me in addition to being nutritious, so I’m happy to eat them. I like the idea of a fully raw diet but it doesn’t seem like a good fit for me at this time. Incorporating starches into my diet means I don’t feel hungry 24/7 and I’m able to eat warm foods when I like. I’ll just try to go with the flow, eat mindfully, and remember it’s not the end of the world if I eat something out of the ordinary.

I had a soy latte today with my friend Rebecca. It was very nice and a welcome treat. I wanted to avoid caffeine completely and could have avoided it further but I don’t see the harm in having a latte once in a while.

I feel like branding certain foods good or bad complicates my feelings towards foods. If I label lattes as bad and commit to never having one ever again, what happens to me if I do give in and indulge in a latte? Usually, I would beat myself up, so to speak, because giving into a bad food and actually enjoying it were signs that I failed completely at maintaining a perfect way of eating.

I know this probably sounds crazy but that’s how it works for me. I strive for perfection in nearly everything I do, so I guess this is why I have difficulty figuring out which foods I can eat and which foods I should avoid.

I don’t want to feel like I’m a failure just because I want to have a latte, or cooked food, or fats, or whatever I’d like to eat at the time.

So, for now, I’m just going to eat what I like. I need to remind myself daily that no one else can determine which foods I should eat or how I should live my life. If they feel like they know my body and mind better than me, they’re probably a jerk and not worth my time anyway.

Thanks so much for reading and subscribing to my blog. I hope you have a good day! 🙂

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2 thoughts on “Hey…long time no see! ;)

    1. That’s a good point! I never thought about how foods are marketed. I know I’ve seen foods labelled ‘sin-free’ and a lot of sweets have the ‘naughty’ connotation, especially in advertising! Thank you for reading 🙂

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