When The Dust Settles

A month goes by quickly and I’ve experienced so much these past weeks that I have been unable to bring myself to write a public post. Every feeling felt too raw, every decision too fleeting, and reason was nowhere to be found.

As is life though, everything eventually starts to settle, at least until the next ride. I’ve had a hard time defining the heart of this post because there is so much that I’d like to share but still too in the midst of it all to be clear, so hang in there with me if subjects veer in multiple directions.

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Checking In On My Relationship With Trust

The beginning of 2015, I wrote a post on my intention to work with trust this year. Well, we are halfway through the year (can you believe it?) and I want to update you on my experience and where I’m at right now.

I’m not one to sugarcoat, never have been, and likely never will be: it’s been at best a road filled with unexpected speed bumps and at worst a struggle that has implanted a very real desire to curl into my insides and emotionally/mentally/geographically run away from anything or anyone that requires me to trust.

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: Watermelon Salad

Okay, confession number 1: I’m not the the biggest watermelon fan. Confession number 2: This weekend went by so quickly that I didn’t dedicate much time to preparing this post, so instead I snapped a picture of what I obsessively ate this weekend. Don’t judge me!

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How to Drive Yourself Crazy

I’m convinced that I’ve discovered the key to instant insanity. Yes, it’s upsetting that I didn’t come across hidden gold instead, but information is useful, so I’ll take it.

If you’ve had too much peace lately and want some crazy in your life, the fastest way to get yourself there is…you ready for this?

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: Easy Fruit Salad

It was pretty hot this weekend. Well, hot for bay area weather, which isn’t saying much for someone like me who still clearly remembers Texas weather, but still hot enough to crave something cool!

And, though I could eat ice cream all day long, the weather reminded me of childhood summers and eating fruit salad on the front porch. This fruit salad isn’t the healthiest, but it’s easy, fresh, and super delicious.

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Hey, Don’t Take it Personally

*Disclaimer: This post does not address/condone criminal behavior, as we have much to improve on as a society. Its focus is on individual healing and not on ethics.

I once dated a guy who repeatedly told me that “people are all just doing the best that they can through life.” And, every time he said those words to me, it would drive me crazy. I’ve always thought that phrase is a cop out, an excuse to not do better, be kinder, to try harder.

But, once I started looking for more substance in the phrase, I was able to make peace with it by understanding that one intention behind it is to convey that people don’t act to inconvenience you. Their actions are based on their story, not yours.

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Tantalizing Tuesdays: Shrimp Stuffed Avocados with Mango Salsa

Summer is right around the corner, which means  bbqs and dinner parties galore! Shrimp stuffed avocados with mango salsa are an easy and quick appetizer. I’m a big fan of avocados and I’m always looking for new ways to eat them, though I admit they’re delicious on their own.

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