On my way to a meeting with Sarah Hart from ALMA Chocolate
I found this piece of Art: What an eye catcher and it found right away my attention.
This piece shows Barbapapa and is
one of my favorites childhood tv shows.
Originally these “species” were character from a child book written by two French authors. Barbe a papa means in French= cotton candy.
A popular show in Europe …little things gives you a smile at the day.
Even the darkest days have an end. Spring is one of my favorites season not only because birds are singing and flowers are blooming. Mostly because we all getting in a spring mood. Whether we have a backyard and spent more time outside, or we only walk, bike with a friend and smell the fresh air. That distinguish this season from all the other season. Lungs filled with fresh air gives us the same amount of energy as the a bottle of 5 hour energy. And fresh air to be outside and has one important ingredient: Satisfaction! Air lets us smile. Take a moment and observe people around you in the spring time and I promise at least two people around you smile or laugh out loud. People come to work with a better mood, maybe only why someone said hi to them while they dropped of their kids at school or like me went on their morning dog walk.
I read in an article, that spring is the season with the smallest complains and claims rate in the world. The tendency that people are likely more outside and want enjoy this season and have no time for complains and claims is three times higher as in every other season. And to be honest, as much as all love the summer, who did not complain, how hot it is and how sweaty we are and the ice for our drinks are out etc.
Spring is a creative time, too. Personally, I have no clue why, but I crave always in the springtime after house made smoothie. So this morning I put on a pastel pink shirt, so I made a pastel pink Smoothie, which you see above. And even I have a handsome hubby. These flowers were from a dear friend and you see it brought a smile on my face to see these colors.
Oh wants to know what kind of smoothie: Oats- Strawberry- Smoothie
1/2 cup rolled oats
Soaked for 10 minutes ( better over night)
1 cup strawberries
1 Table spoon coconut oil
1/4 cup milk or coconut water
And while it is dry outside, I will take my bike today for errands …
Wish you all a great day and enjoy the spring time.
BACK THE ROOTS!!!
Last couples of days were insane days ,full of changes with positive outcome.
Writing and Photography means the world to me and to feature my articles gives me the platform to share experiences, support local businesses and people with a passion.
Likely everyone who went on this road of writing or publishing went through the progress I went through the last couples of days.
Over the last week , I got unsecure asked myself What the heck, I am doing here? Today finally, I clarity kicks in and I am doing the right thing and as you can see on the four words at the topic, back to the roots is my new way to go.
Usually I am pretty confident what I am doing and ever only worked jobs where I had passion for or which pushes me and my passion. I felt never intimidated by what I am doing.
Since writing I got inpatient, questioned myself a lot and drove my poor hubby nuts with my poor self esteem…only why?
Because I felt pressure of likes, where to feature my blog, how to post, marketing, branding etc….and I know many people before me, experienced these moments ,too. After going into myself, be honest to myself, several lunchs with dear friends I got back finally back to my roots.
As our son passed away last May, I promised myself and to my son, that I will show that you can pursue your dream, feature your passion, that it is worth to live and work the way YOU want, even if it pushes you out of your comfort zone. Life id not about failing, life can be emotional rollercoaster, life maybe has some obstacles and LIFE is loaded with full of choices and options. The first step out of your comfort zone, might be a fearful step , followed by a step of joyfulness, passion and dignity.
I will continue my writing journey, with some minor changes and will increase featuring people who work with food and will have even more my main focus on people who have passion for artisan food, who took a risk and work on their self.
I will feature mostly local people with maybe some exception during travel time. During my time since started writing, I felt so much appreciation and felt so fortune to do this, met so many wonderful people, created connections which I would never had before and feel like a part of a little community.
Yes it takes me longer to write an article but hey I am a Virgo and never complete satisfied and as a English as a second language, I need to make sure that we are all on the same pages.
Portland, OR has not only tremendous food options it has tremendous peoples with passion for artisan craft and nutrition.
Stay tuned and follow my journey and my next long term project
BEHIND EVERY WOMAN IS A JOURNEY……