Wow, I can’t believe a whole year has gone by. To be honest with you my life this past year has been a bit of a blur. It was a mix of adventures, new beginnings, and adjustments. First of all, last year I was in Peru not in Canada, enjoying the second part of my self-discovery/6-month sabbatical journey drinking fresh fruit juices and spending my day at the beach.
I guess you can say that got me started on a different foot. Then a series of life events happened that kind of threw me out of course even more. What can I say, sometimes life takes a small detour but that may mean it's a necessary one! After a year of starting a new relationship, moving to a new city, and letting go of old ties and making new ones, I am ready to get back to sharing my food and life adventures through The Sassy Tomato.
Oh 2019 what will you bring?
For once in my life, I have absolutely no freaking idea. For the last five years, I have known how my life was going to go. Or at least have an idea, an outline. During school, I had exams or I had co-op and then when I graduated I had my first job lined up. It was easy, I knew what to expect.
This year? Not a freaking clue. Like seriously I am in a shit. An unknown place; all I know is that I am in Peru until the end of February and then I return to Canada, to reality.
But even that reality is a little distorted. The plan was always to go back to Canada, to my house and look for my next step. However, what happens when all of the sudden that next step involves someone else? What then?
Can we rewrite the stars?
And make a completely different path than we ever imagined?
It took some time to get here but I made it. What a HUGE difference this month in keeping to my intentions. Shows us that sometimes we really do hit low points but that’s when we bounce back up!
And boy did I ever. Missing out on my June intentions pushed me to try just that little bit harder on my July intentions.
I was able to follow through with most of my intentions, especially with meditating! I’ve been meditating every day now for 3-6 minutes. I also made a pretty big decision this month and I am excited to share with you guys my August intentions and my new coming adventure!
Last month, I was a mess.
It was a stressful month with new beginnings and some unexpected life curves that well were unexpected.
Maybe it was the late Spring that threw me off schedule but June came out of nowhere and I found myself just overwhelmed.
So overwhelmed that I kinda neglected to write my June intentions down. I don't know why but in June, writing out my intentions felt more like expectations. It felt like work and I was like F&*% it.
Yup, I lost it a little and I am sorry about that. Really! I feel bad I let some of you guys down.
You know we aren’t all perfect. We all have those days, those months where we are just not about it.
But what if I was (more) of a mess because I didn’t feel grounded, because I didn’t have my intentions to keep me on track?
I realized then the importance of taking some time to self care and reflect on your life. Whether you do that daily, weekly, or monthly, I realized it’s an important thing to do.
It’s snowing, like full on snowing in the middle of April! Mother Nature has lost it.
Or have we?
This kind of thing doesn’t just happen. There’s a reason behind the strange weather we have been experiencing. Over the years, we have been damaging our earth.
And now we are paying the price for our ignorance and frankly our inaction to correct our bad ways.
There shouldn’t be snow in April there should be rain! There’s a reason there’s the saying, “April Showers bring May flowers.”
Every year, we stand by and see the effects that global warming has on our world. When are we going to say enough?
Well I am saying enough. I can’t speak for everyone else but I at least want to try to make a change for the better.
That’s why for this Earth Day, I am joining Earth Day Network’s movement to #EndPlasticPollution and you should too!
Let’s enter this farmer’s market season with a new mindset and lets support not only local farmers and producers but our earth as well!