Crunchy, tangy, and full of flavor
The rain never came. It really looked as though it would, but instead it was just uncomfortably humid. Oh well, so much for that... I am happy to report, however, that I did manage to get a respectable amount of work done. And guess what? In the two days since then, I've gotten even more done. Slowly but surely I'm starting to gain some momentum. There are really two major obstacles for me in getting into any good habit- starting and keeping momentum. I always find starting things difficult, largely because I don't like to start anything I don't intend to see through and, to a lesser extent, because I'm a big proponent of trying to start out on the right foot, as they say. So if I think about it for long enough to grasp the full weight of what it will mean to choose to start something, I'm prone to being easily deterred. But with a little planning and a lot of reminding myself that I don't need to do everything all at once, I can get over that hurdle. The second bit is gaining and maintaining momentum. I find that this requires a certain amount of effort and commitment until that point in time where I hit the sweet spot- where said habit becomes just another part of my flow. My qualifying exams turned my flow into something unrecognizable. Most of it's contents were bagged up and tossed into storage like a bunch of old toys that you don't have time to play with anymore. I would start studying by 8 am and stop around 8 pm, putting in only slightly shorter days on the weekends. In retrospect, I'm actually a little amazed I still found the time to take Chaco on our daily hour-long escapades and get dinner on the table more nights than not.
Hi there! I'm Cara- plant ecologist, gardening addict, and whole foods enthusiast. My whole life revolves around plants, including my kitchen. Join me here at LWM each week as I post local, seasonal, plant-based recipes and write about my never ending quest to find balance and tranquility in this crazy little world.