|My very first time ice skating! |
Thanks, Idaho Ice World.
I've found that when we are honest with ourselves and pursue what moves us, happiness is inevitable. Letting go of what keeps us from our goals and learning how to delay gratification will make the rewards we seek much more obtainable and sweeter. This may not be easy at first, but when you notice your productivity levels increasing and inspiration flourishing you'll start to feel a lot better about making bold choices in favor of future accomplishments.
As long as we are clear about our mission and believe in ourselves, taking action should come naturally. It shouldn't feel like so much like work, but a "happy place!" I've always wanted to be my own boss, work for myself and live out my dream. The problem was, I couldn't pin point what that was. I went through many moments of frustration trying to figure out what my niche was and why I wasn't there yet, staring it down. For one reason or another it simply wasn't my time. I trusted that in time, I would go through life, the good and the hard times to realize what matters to me. In the meantime I stuck to my hobbies: making art, watching hockey, running, journaling and of course, my main love cooking.
The change for me came after a very inspirational video I found, called, "Breakthrough - An Inspiring Raw Food Documentary." I wasn't looking to go raw, I wasn't even thinking about going vegan at the time. I just wanted to see food from a different perspective. I decided to give this video a try and it was nothing short of inspiring. I decided to become a vegan that evening. I had been so moved by this sustainable family who grow their own organic vegetables, live off of the land and eat a raw vegan diet. I knew this was going to be a radical change for my once cheese-and-other-dairy-loving body, but that my mind was made up, after being so inspired by this family there was no turning back.
Watch "Breakthrough - An Inspiring Raw Food Documentary"
The movie that changed it all for me.
What I realized from this documentary was that I wasn't just not eating meat anymore. I was adapting to the lifestyle. Being a vegetarian for 10 years, I hardly looked at it beyond the absence of beef, poultry, fish or any other animal flesh. Now, my world and diet has had a complete transformation. Not only do I not consume any animal nor animal by-products but I have grown a major interest and following for organic farming, buying local goods, natural and unpackaged products, the green movement, holistic healing, raw foods and alternative cooking and baking.
It doesn't have to be a drastic step. In fact, I hardly recommend that anyone make major changes. I find that I was able to become vegan without looking back because I moved slowly and did my research through books, articles, videos and more. With each tiny transition I was making huge changes for the better. Learning about the alternatives or substitutes for non-vegan items that I may every once in a while crave, keep me in check and on the vegan road to happy health.
|My Veganized Thanksgiving complete with an Adri-made Fauxfurkey|
and mushroom + herb stuffing,cranberries, sweet potato, veggies and
my guilty pleasure - Mom-made (but vegan) not so gluten free bread roll!
|My very first Adri-made Vegan Fauxfurkey.|
|Proudly presenting my first made Vegan Fauxfurkey!|
Limitations become less possible if you can learn to ask how, this is true for food as well as life.
Warm dishes + many thanks until next time!
Besos, Besos ♡ Adriana