Vassssupppp! Can you believe it’s already Thursday?! The weekend is right around the corner-any fun weekend plans? I’m heading to the Dallas Cowboys stadium to watch A&M btho Arkansas! Although I am slightly not looking forward to this trip, I’ll save that for another post! Because I have big news…
Spontaneity was sapped from my life when I became consumed with food and exercise. So one of the things I’ve been working on to reach full recovery is being spontaneous and doing things out of the routine.
I may or may not have gotten a tattoo. [BTW, people who say it doesn’t hurt are LYING. It hurts. Alot.] It started off as a joke as I toyed with the idea of getting a tattoo to commemorate the end of Harry Potter. You probably think I’m obsessed by now, which I am, but I would never get a tattoo just for a guy 😉 Here’s the background story in a nutshell:
Depression and anxiety ravaged me, seriously, for a year now. I’ve heard they both go hand in hand with an eating disorder, but regardless of where it came from, it was miserable. It’s not something I’ve mentioned alot on the blog because in all honesty, I was still in the middle of it all summer, and it still is hard to delve into. l had anticipated coming back to school and the depression getting much worse, but over the course of the past 5 weeks, I’ve been almost completely healed. Once again, no doctor, no medicine could fix me. The only explanation I have is GOD. How someone goes from full-on depression to feeling joy and living life again free of those chains is beyond me.
“He replied, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.'” – Luke 10:18&19
I happened to come across this verse a few days ago and it resonated hardcore with me. Only Jesus is powerful enough to overcome the lies, depression and the hell in my mind for good. That night, we saw our first thunderstorm (with lightning) here in months. Watching the lightning made me realize the perfection of God’s timing. I could go on and on, but I’ll leave you with that.
So yes, it is a Harry Potter reference because Harry Potter brings up the best memories of my childhood before life started to spiral downwards. It’s also my initials (or Haley Potter, my fav). It’s a reminder that I can overcome my own dementors because of the power of the cross. It’s a shoutout to God for being bigger, stronger, powerful…
Speaking of bigger, stronger, powerful, this meal was a WIN in my book. I missed out on WIAW again, which is good for you. Because alllll of my meals look the same-cookie dough smoothie for breakfast, egg scramble with tortilla/toast for lunch, yogurt/granola/berries for snack (or smoothie), another mess like pictured above for dinner, cereal for bedtime snack.
Please make this. I’ve been on Asian kick x20 lately and adding soy & hoisin sauce with some asian veggies, but I decided to love Mexico for a night. I combined brown rice, chicken, corn, black beans, some other various veggies, and then organic pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, basil, salsa, a touch of hot sauce, and melted a piece of swiss cheese in it. Topped with extra salsa, of course. SOOOOO flipping good. It’s 6 am and my mouth is watering for it.
Make the most of your Thursday! Do something small for someone, like holding open the door or letting a car cut in front of you during traffic. It’s crazy how good it will make you feel.