Throwback to when I was a vegan food blogger
So many new recipes created
Hundreds of photos taken
Hours of research
Some amazing connections made
And friendships created
Somewhat missing all the time I put into the blog back then
Considering setting a New Years resolution to get back at it
Who remembers the old vegan bloggin’ photo takin’ Riia?
Wouldn’t want to start my morning with anything else today!
Perfect weather, delicious smoothie, life is good :)
Then God said, “I’ve given you
every sort of seed-bearing plant on Earth
And every kind of fruit-bearing tree,
given them to you for food.
To all animals and all birds,
everything that moves and breathes,
I give whatever grows out of the ground for food.”
And there it was.”
Holy guac…life is crazy
Along with being a full time college student, I also work two jobs (Quiksilver & a restaurant on the beach), am a babysitter, work planning events for a nonprofit, volunteer at multiple places, run a nonprofit business of my own selling hand designed shirts to raise money for mission trips and am active in campus organizations/clubs.
This week, so many of the above have collided, realizations have been had, and I am just so stressed out…which is so incredibly not like me!
Here’s just a list of some of the things I have to do currently:
- Plan the Shore Tour Beach Cleanup Weekend event for the nonprofit I work with
- Go to Quiksilver Event on Thursday
- Connect Thrive & the non profit organization to create campus event
- Plan the campus Purpose Film Premier event for the non profit
- Make flyers for the Purpose Film Premier
- Order second batch of shirts and get design screen printed
- Sell old clothes/clothes I never wear to raise money
- Gather donations for Costa Rica Mission Trip
- Get information from bank so I can transfer Pay Pal money to bank account
- Work on the 4 group projects I have
- Enroll in classes for next semester
- Take part in the Habitat for Humanity event on Saturday
- Raise $1300 for mission trip this December (hence the two jobs & selling shirts)
- Create Skate Deck Design campus event to raise organization awareness
Add that (plus more) to all that I previously mentioned…my two jobs, babysitting, school, volunteering and non profit work
…and you have one incredibly stressed out girl.
Pray that these next few weeks will go smooth for me!
So happy to be posting again :)
I really did miss it!
Stopped by my favorite fruit stand in the area earlier today :)
And it’s all locally grown fruits and veggies!
My school is offering a permaculture class next semester
Oh my goodness
I’m totally taking that
Not nearly as much as I should!
I am terrible when it comes to getting enough sleep, and I actually was just talking to my roomie about how I’m planning on working on this!
See, my problem is that I love the mornings…but I love the nights too haha I’m so productive at night time!
Soo right now I’m not sure exactly how much sleep I get, but I know it’s not enough (probably 6-8 hours a night) that might sound okay, but idk I would love to get more
I need to set a goal to start going to sleep earlier and waking up at sunrise everyday, I know my body will thank me!
My belly does not like certain foods
After over two weeks of being vegan, I’ve noticed that when I eat certain foods, my belly does not like it.
For example, foods that are too processed or too sugary both give me a stomach ache after eating them.
Blegh not a good feeling.
So tomorrow I’m planning on refocusing.
Rather than just being vegan, I’m going to also cut out basically all processed foods and go entirely plant based.
I’ve been giving myself too much leeway in terms of eating. Yes, I’ve stayed 100% vegan but the past two or so days I’ve been eating more processed food than usual and it’s definitely having a negative impact on my belly.
Plant based lifestyle all the way!
The sunset was absolutely beautiful today like I stopped working to take it in for a moment.
It was amazing
So blessed to be alive.
You are able to explore so much more when you don’t confine yourself to a set schedule or destination.
(Taken with Instagram @riiaberg)
Day 15 Being 100% Vegan!
Although I need to go grocery shopping because I have like no veggies in my house…I ate them all haha :P