Monday, April 4, 2011

Ponder this while you eat your PBJ Quesadilla

"Until one is committed
there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness.

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.  

(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?  


Ashley McCoy-Reese said...

Your lunch looked so good! I've never thought about pb&j on a tortilla:-)

Amy said...

I've added peanut butter to a whole grain tortilla but they thought to add jelly. haha

Cami said...

Thanks for the comment Ashley!!! I will be sure to bring some pbj quesadillas for snacks one day :)

Try the jelly too Amy! You will love it

JenATX said...

Cami, I'm so so so happy for you! I know you've been talking about doing something like this for awhile & I'm proud of you for following your passion. This post really speaks to me because I'm kind of realizing that I don't enjoy law firm office work. It pays well and there are a lot of aspects of it that I do like, but I have a feeling that isn't where I belong. Its also scary because that means I have to find where i DO belong! Ack!
Anyway, can I come visit you at work?? I'll be in Fort Worth the weekend of the 16th & I'd love to see you in action!

Cami said...

Jen, thanks so much for the comment!! We should definitely chat about the whole "finding where you belong" thing because I know exactly how you are feeling. But, don't get discouraged! Everything happens for a reason, so there is a reason why you were supposed to try out law firm office work.

YES COME VISIT!! You should come to a workout with us too! I will be here the weekend of the 16th, but the new store actually doesn't open until the 29th! The showroom is open right now (smaller version of a store), but it's last day is this Saturday in order to prepare things for the new store. I would still LOVE to see you though! :)

Michelle VogiYogi said...

Congrats on facilitating at the retreat! You will rock their socks off! :)

Mike said...

Most people never push themselves out of there comfort zone. This makes them live a boring life without any happiness. I never meant anyone that was happy that wasn't moving towards something. Good for you for following your dreams.

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