So I had a major epiphany. I don’t know brought this about, but recently I have seen the light. I think life gets busy, it gets complicated and chaotic and we are so often caught up in day-to-day living that we try to resist the change. Let’s be honest change isn’t easy, and adapting to new schedules, attitudes, or the unknown can be an uncomfortable feeling. It is only natural that as humans, we adjust to a certain way of living then become complacent, But as everyone knows, life is unpredictable, and doesn’t always go the way we planned.
Life ebbs and flows and I think when we resist the changes and wish life could “go back like it used to be”, that’s where the trouble arises. But if you flow with the ebbs, then you find yourself much happier. I don’t know what brought about this realization, but recently I have just been so content with life. Never in a million years would I think that I would be particularly satisfied with the current state of my life, but honestly, I have never been better. I haven’t worked out in two months and I am a slave to my books, but never have I felt so at peace. I thought that after having surgery I would be going stir-crazy counting down the days until I could exercise again, but by some gift of God I am in no rush to “get back in shape”. Instead I have been enjoying the time off, spending far too much time in the library but balancing that all out with some phenomenal food.
So this is just a glimpse into what my life these days…
Yes, this happened. And I will proudly admit that I ate one of these for breakfast.
Okay so I think I am going to start a hashtag trend here. #lululunches. Does anyone else use their old Lululemon bags as lunchboxes? They are just the perfect size, and on any given day you can probably find of my roommates or I on campus eating lunch out of a lulu bag.
My friend and I decided to take a little field trip down to Carpinteria to visit the tasting room at Island Brewing Company. The tasting room is literally RIGHT next to the train tracks and boasts a beautiful ocean view. We first heard about them because every year, they release and Avocado Honey Ale for the Avocado Festival in Carp. Yes, I have tried it and its pretty heavenly but sadly I’ll have to wait till next fall to get it again. Until then, I will have no problem enjoying their Paradise Pale Ale.
Mexican Food at Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants
To soak up all the beer, we walked around Carpinteria to find some greasy food and stopped at Taco Grande. I’ve never encountered a place that puts carrots and broccoli in their veggie burritos, but I decided to try it anyways. I really just wanted rice, beans, and guac, but having the veggies in there was kinda nice. I’m pretty sure anything else off the menu would have been considered more legit Mexican Food, but I was pleasantly surprised to find a hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant that serves a vegetable that is not iceberg lettuce.
So I decided to give up meat for Lent but before then, my roommates deemed it necessary for me to try Eureka Burger. I don’t really care for meat that much, but I do have to say, the Fig Marmalade Burger here was killing it!. The meat is hormone & antibiotic free, they have over 40 beers on tap, honey cinnamon sweet potato fries, and when you put goat cheese on anything I almost required to like it.