Oh man, friends. I have been on a long and windy road since we last talked (over a MONTH ago whuuuut).
Here is a reminder of what I look like in case it’s been too long for you:
(I KNOW ITS BLURRY BUT MITCH IS TRYING REALLY HARD W HIS PHOTOS SO IF WE COULD JUST SMILE AND NOD THAT’D BE APPRECIATED)
I just recently started a new job at a cute little mediterranean restaurant down here, and I’ve just started a new quarter of school, so I have really been super busy. But I have also been in an enormous creative rut for the last month or so. Enjoying Earth is my passion, and I love everything I do with it, from instagramming to decorating mugs for Etsy, but I have recently just been feeling so drained and mentally blocked that I decided to give myself some time to figure out what I want to do, what directions I want to take with EE, and what I want to achieve from it. I never want to force any of my posts or any of my recipe development if it doesn’t feel right because I think it goes against what I want to be: open, sincere, and genuine. So boy did I take some time off. I took some time to think about new directions for myself and to reach out in my personal life to make some more personal connections along the way as well.
Let me catch you up in ten seconds about all of the fun and enriching stuff I did in the last month:
Went camping w/ UCI’s honors program
Road tripped and met some new friends
Hosted lovely in-laws
Made new friends at work and realized how grateful I am for it
Joined the vegan club at school (real damn excited about that one)
Decided with certainty that I want to have children some day
Pondered about my unique voice in the vegan community and asked myself deeply about what I had to offer
Pondered ways to embrace my unique voice and further my little piece of the v movement
Dropped a class knowing that it would impact my grade but prioritized my well-being and enjoyment over grades
Made some bombin new vegan recipes
Drank this yummy tropical smoothie out of a hollowed pineapple:
The smoothie recipe is super super simple, but if you would like to hollow out your pineapple for those rad instagram aesthetics, I suggest a pineapple corer/slicer. If you don’t have one, you can ride the struggle bus like me and just scoop out the middle with a strong metal spoon.
Love you all and I can’t wait to talk to you again soon and show you all of the fun new stuff I’ve been planning about!
- 2 bananas medium, sliced and frozen
- 1/2 cup pineapple chopped and frozen
- 1/2 cup mango chopped and frozen
- 1-2 cups coconut milk from can or carton
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. If it's a little thick, add more coconut milk. If too thin, add more frozen fruits.