So, you didn't think I was only gonna post once this week did you?? I know, I know, a post on Wednesday didn't happen and I'm sincerely sorry. I hate disappointing anyone, especially myself. And I let myself down. I'll do better these coming weeks. For both of our sakes.
I am working on some exciting things though (building up my recipes, and I've even got a few new things in the works). I can't wait to share with you what I got!
So do you think you can forgive me with this waffle I concocted?
Because, I totally forgive myself for this deliciousness.
So, now that we've moved past all of this...Happy Cinco do Mayo y'all! Know why we celebrate this particular day? Well, it's the celebration of the Mexican victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla back in 1862. It was an unlikely victory for sure.
There is some controversy as to whether it's an American created holiday or if it's an import from Mexico. Either way, it's a great time of year to celebrate spring, rebirth, renewal....and of course tacos and margaritas. I mean, what's not to love, right?
But, seriously, it is a celebration of a victory in any case. And celebrate whatever you'd like--the ending of a hard winter, the beginning of a new season of life, a movement in the right direction--anything.
And for me, this is definitely a celebration of the end...and the beginning. Yes, winter was a hard season physically, emotionally, and spiritually. I'm happy the cold weather is gone (for most days anyways....it'll be 49 degrees here tonight...brrr!). It's also a celebration of bringing on new opportunities...new chances to be authentically me...new ways for me to shine.
For so long, I've lived in the shadows, doing what everyone else says is good for me. In fact, listening to everyone else WAS my default pattern. I didn't ever check anything with myself...I just methodically did as I was told. And that scenario made me super miserable. No longer do I want to bring that misery in my life anymore.
I still have my moments of lapsing back into feeling others know better than I do when it comes to my future choices; but, now I'm celebrating cross checking other people's ideas with my own soul. I am learning to feel others ideas in my body...and assess whether it's truly right for me. I am feeling into whether the choices before me feel expansive in my rib cage or whether they make me contract into myself and curl up into a ball.
And curling up into a ball, rolling around like a roly poly is not a good look for a 37 year old. Not all the time anyway. ;)
Now that I've placed quite an image into your head, let's talk about waffles. Yes, these waffles.
Fresh strawberries, lime juice & zest, coconut milk....the only thing I missed was the tequila. But, that's only because we didn't have any in the house--horrific I know, especially on today of all days. I totally know tequila would've gone over quite well....and if you have some, by all means...celebrate away!!
If you don't have fresh strawberries, thawed frozen ones will work as well.
Let's celebrate shall we?? To new beginnings....to standing up for myself....and to feeling expansion in my chest. And to chowing down on these waffles. Enjoy!