I like to remind myself that life needs to be lived. But with that being said, it’s so easy to forget. It’s easy to wish away your life, wish for more, wish for different things rather then enjoying and loving what you’re going through in the current moment. If I were to do a survey, I think it would be so common for all of my readers to admit that they wish away precious moments. It’s a natural instinct to always be looking into the future, and wanting the next step in life to come along. It’s important to try and focus on living in the moment, enjoying life right now.
Be happy in the moment, this day, this hour, this minute. Who cares what’s going to happen in two years, whether you’re going to be starting your career, getting married, having babies…but what are you doing TODAY? Shopping and cooking, that’s what I’m doing. And when the world starts to overwhelm me, and the future starts to scare me…I resort to the two things that keep me calm and that I enjoy.
Cooking. I love to cook. Even when I’m not hungry I find myself cooking because I enjoy it so much. I had some salmon in the fridge that I was going to cook for supper but ended up eating meat loaf at my Grandma’s (delicious!!!). Side note, nothing beats stopping by your Grandma’s and ending up getting a delicious meal with dessert! So the next day I had this salmon sitting in my fridge staring at me. (Not literally…the salmon didn’t still have eyes.) I thought to myself, what can I do with this salmon? Well I decided on salmon spread. Nothing beats fresh salmon spread and it’s SO easy to make. A great recipe to bring for an appetizer to a friends house or to a party.
-2 pieces of salmon
Directions: Place salmon in a glass pan. Cover the salmon with freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, Dijon mustard and lemon dill (regular dill also works). Use all of the ingredients generously to cover the salmon. Then cook the salmon at 350F for 30 minutes. Once cooked, place into a bowl. Break it up into small pieces with a fork. Add a small scoop of light mayo. Mix together. Add generous amounts of salmon spread onto rice crackers, delish.
What else do I do when I need a pick me up? Well shopping of course. And I have realized over the years of shopping that shoes and purses really make you feel good. I think it’s because shoes don’t “make you look fat” or “make your butt look big” (or in my case, small) etc. Shoes always look good. So I needed shoes to go with a black dress for a wedding. I knew exactly what I wanted, but couldn’t find them anywhere. Until…my mom found them at Winners!!! Seriously, Winners is amazing. They were Jessica Simpson heels regular $120 on for $90. I LOVE them. I want to wear them everyday. (Unfortunately I don’t think I could pull them off in my kindergarten class…so I have yet to wear them since the wedding.) The dress I’m wearing is from RW&Co, it was regular $98 and I got it on sale for $55. You can never ever go wrong with a black dress. Although I tend to buy colourful dresses because I don’t feel like boring black suits me, it still is nice to have a little black dress in your closet.
If you’re looking for a fun activity for the weekend, try baking salmon spread for an appetizer for your Sunday Dinner. Or of course you could take a drive to Milton for a little overdue (or maybe not so overdue) shopping time.
What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.
– tal xo