I decided to title this blog “Life’s a PEACH” because well 2 reasons…
1. I bought some out of this world, life-changing, mouth watering, perfect summer peaches at the 12 South Farmer’s Market this week, and
2. Well…we all know the other word that used instead of peach… Which, life can be more than often, but I’m learning more and more every day that this amazing thing called life can be a bitch or a peach – depending on how you look at it.
My new favorite thing is going to the weekly farmer’s market in my neighborhood every Tuesday. This week I came armed and ready with bags, cash and 30 minutes to sweep through the market gathering fresh carrots, cucumbers, berries, flowers, and many, many more delightful finds. This week however, I stopped at the peach stand…
These beautiful Georgia peaches come prepped in a paper bag which helps them ripen perfectly to your liking. I let mine sit a day and then had at them! I am having a field day with these things from fruit salads (just sliced peaches, bananas and blackberries from the farmer’s market) to paleo coconut muffins to popsicles!! One bite of these peaches, and you can literally taste summer. (All of the recipes will be under Recipes soon – both under the treats tab.)
Aside from the peaches – let’s talk about life for a hot, summery minute. We are all riding the struggle bus in one form another… maybe we lost a relationship, don’t have enough money, are unhappy at work. Yes, life can be a beeeeatch.
I vowed at the beginning of the year that this was going to be one of my best years, and so far it has. It’s been full of exciting accomplishments in music, opening my own personal training company, and building my future. Has it been void of heartache and trouble? Not at all. But, I’m learning more and more every day that If we tend to look at life from a negative lens and focus on the bad, all we see is the dark. “I need more money, I need to lose weight, I hate my job…” That talk only breeds sadness. If we surround ourselves with people and situations that don’t make us truly happy, we can become resentful and negative at everything.
I’ve had to take a good, long look at my life lately – step back from a lot of things and say – does this make me happy? If the answer is no – then it needs to be fixed. Plain and simple. Is it easy? Oh heck no! But, in the end it will be worth it. I fully believe it.
I’ll leave you with one of my favorite things – a manifesto that I have on my phone, my computer and my bedroom wall. Things like this help me remember that life IS a big, summery, juicy, wonderful peach!