"Until one is committed
there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation)
there is one elementary truth
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas
and splendid plans:
That the moment one definitely commits oneself
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issue from the decision
raising in one's favor all manner
of unforeseen incidents and meetings
and material assistance
which no man could have dreamt
would have come his way.
Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now."
~ William Hutchinson-Murray
This quote sums up my entire story of leaving my financially comfy job as an auditor to follow my passion. Before I committed... there was hesitancy. Once I committed... it was like destiny. From there, like the quote says, a whole stream of events occurred that I could never have dreamt to happen.
And now, after my first official day of "work" at lululemon athletica, I can honestly say and believe that "Whatever you can do or dream you can begin it... Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
For me, it has begun... and it couldn't feel more right. This is only the beginning and who knows where things will go from here, but all I know is... I have found the path for me. And that makes me happy!
You might be on the fence about something right now. It could be something big like changing your career or something as small as wanting to start a garden or run a 5k or simply to start exercising. It doesn't matter what it is, but if it is something that you are passionate enough about or something that brings you joy, happiness, or even a little fun challenge... then you are meant to do it!
So think about it, choose whether or not you want to commit, and if you decide to commit... just flow with life and let the pieces of the puzzle come together. Don't be afraid. You may not succeed, but you will never know if you don't try, and that is why I love the words used in the quote: "Whatever you can do or dream you can BEGIN it." Nothing is stopping you from starting something... so give it a whirl!
I know that was super deep. So now for a little fun. Life always needs fun.
Today, I packed my lunch. We didn't have much around the apartment, and I needed something quick, easy, and filling. We had brown rice tortillas, raw organic almond butter, and unsweetened jelly.
HELLO PBJ QUESADILLA!!!
(actually this would be an ABJ Quesadilla - almond butter)
I put the almond butter and a light spread of jelly on half of the tortilla (they are big), folded it in half and cut it into three little triangles. I felt like a little kid eating them. Sometimes you just gotta be a kid again... the only thing missing was a juice box with a bendy straw. But water worked just fine.
A PBJ (or ABJ) might not be the healthiest thing in the world, but it's something you just can't live without. So with that in mind, I try to make them as healthy as possible.
2. Healthy Nut Butter - Organic raw nut butter (Raw isn't a necessity, but it provides all the good digestive enzymes that roasted nuts lack). I like to mix it up.
3. Unsweetened Jelly - This jelly was just fruit and sweetened with Xylitol (a natural sugar substitute much like stevia). Too many jellies have added sugar. I just don't get that, the fruit is already sweet! If I don't use jelly, then I just use the real thing and slice up strawberries and other berries instead.
I didn't take a final picture of the quesadillas, but I wish I would have! These would also make a great snack too!
Well, that's it for me today. Some deep thoughts and a little food fun! Can't wait share more with you as I begin down my new path filled with even more health, happiness, and oodles of fun!
With Love, Health, and Happiness,
Questions of the Day: Do you have a quote that inspires you? What's your favorite to-go lunch or easy snack?