It’s another round of Finish This! I can’t stress how much I enjoy writing and reading these posts. I love having prompts, because it makes me think. When I was in college, I took a creative writing class where we’d all start with the same first sentence, and then write for about 15 minutes straight. We could write about anything and everything, so long as it pertained to that original sentence. I loved hearing the different perspectives people got from that one prompt, because they were all completely different.
Granted, these are just prompts, but I still really like them,
because I sometimes have to dig just a little bit deeper to figure out
what it is I really want to say.
This week’s prompts are:
I don’t get enough
My favorite indulgence
I made a major change in my life when
You should read
____ is my secret ingredient in
I don’t get enough time with God. I did so well for a few weeks. I carved out some time after my husband went to work, but before the baby woke up, for my quiet time. But then life happened. I’d either spend extra time snoozing in bed or indulge in some Facebook and blog reading instead of digging into my Bible. Some days I only manage to say a quick prayer at dinner and before I go to bed, and I’d like to change that. I need to get back into the habit of focusing on Him before I start my day.
My favorite indulgence is (vanilla flavored) iced coffee. I just can’t get enough of them; specifically, I drool over vanilla macchiatos and a “cinnamon roll” combo of flavors from a local coffee shop. It’s definitely part of the 20% of my non-paleo splurges throughout the month. Also, plantain chips. I’m addicted to them, especially the chili lime flavor I found a few months back from TJMaxx of all places.
I made a major change in my life when I left my job as an assistant editor of a magazine in New Mexico to move to middle-of-nowhere Georgia so I could be with a boy. I often wonder where I’d be today if I didn’t fall in love with him and uproot my life. I don’t mean that in a I-hate-my-life way, but it was a pretty drastic change to go from working full time to being a stay at home wife (now mom). I sometimes miss my former life, but I think that’s pretty normal when you’re doing something different from the norm.
You should read “The Monuments Men” because that’s the next book I’m starting, and I like talking about books with people. My husband bought me “Saving Italy” for Christmas (by the same author), because I read the synopsis in a bookstore and it looked like something I’d be interested in reading (art, history, Italy, etc.), but then I discovered that “The Monuments Men” is sort of a prequel for it, so I’m reading that first. I’m not sure if I’ll see the movie yet; I’ll have to wait and see how the book is.
Love is my secret ingredient in every recipe. It’s okay if you’re rolling your eyes, because I’d totally roll them, too. But it’s completely true, hear me out: My husband and I made homemade flour tortillas one night while we were fighting; I have no idea what the argument was about, but I know there wasn’t much love floating around the kitchen that night. The air was thick with tension and even though we followed the directions exactly (and had made them several times before), they came out horrible. Love was missing. Now, when we make something (especially together), we make sure to “add the love.” (Also, if you’re not doing paleo, do yourself a favor and make those tortillas, because they’re delicious!)