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Happy New Year!!

Actually I know January 1st doesn’t come for another 7 weeks but I just had a birthday and that means a new year in my world.

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As I reflect on the past year, that went way too quickly, I see that a lot has changed. I am now working full time doing a job (SNAP Outreach) that I love (yay!) and working on my business (Health Coaching & Writing) that I also love (yay!). While last year saw me saying YES to everything, this year has become the year of NO.

I realized this week that I don’t have to do everything that comes my way. That I have the freedom to pick and choose the projects I want to work on and do them well. I’ve decided to take a break until the other New Year to focus on what I want and can do; and it felt great not having a deadline looming this week.

I think nothing says self reflection more than that, we have to listen to our souls and if something does not feel right then be honest, most likely we won’t do it well and it will suck the energy out of us.

I know that many people feel that they don’t have a choice, yes we all have bills to pay. You can control a lot more than you think. You are the master of your domain.

Happy Veganniversary To Me!

Crocuses are popping up and I am getting antsy to get dirt under my fingernails, this could only mean one thing. It’s my Veganniversary!

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It’s also this blog’s third birthday. So what have we been up to for the last three years? Good thing you asked!

In addition to going natural (as in hair), we have left the corporate world and embarked on a new academic world.

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We have been to quite a few health and wellness conferences and a couple of vegetarian ones too.

the seed vegan expWe held our own workshops

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We have planted and picked dozens of veggies.

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We have encountered countless amazing people.

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NYC Vegetarian Food Festival!

We have tasted and revised dozens of recipes, not all ours.

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We have lost a few loved ones and brought some into our hearts and lives.

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We have fostered dogs.

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We have cried and laughed, sometimes at the same time.

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We survived a hurricane and power outage

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We entered a chili contest or two

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And we think we might actually be able to start seeds indoors this year.

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Thanks for being there through the thick and thin, here’s to another three or more like thirty years! I love you all!

September 2012

This has been my mantra for the last year, now that it’s here my world feels exciting and new.

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Lots of new beginnings for September 2012: school and business ventures. I may even be cheesy and call it a journey (you know I had to tie in the boat photo somehow!)

What I have learned in the last year is to have more faith that things will work out. While the fear of change will always be there the fact that you are trying something new, taking a risk is one way to grow. Nothing grows in stagnant water, or to please my biologist husband, maybe what does grow is small, dark and slimy.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that, me –  I prefer big, bright and shiny.

And speaking of bright and shiny I have begun my fall garden, so far I have peas and collards coming up. I still have tomatoes and Hooray! I have a beautiful butternut squash that was still in perfect shape. I was afraid it was going to have little bites since no one was around to keep the critters at bay. Maybe next week I’ll have a butternut squash risotto recipes for you. YUM!