Today calls for pancakes. I stayed up a little too late (2 AM) finishing OITNB last night and almost had a heart attack when I woke up at 12:30. I don't think I've ever slept that late in my life. So about a half hour ago, I finally rolled out of bed and made some pancakes with chai tea. (Pictured below).
Damn lazy days....always get me thinkin.
I realized that I need to get out of this funk after the weekend is over. My eating habits have slowly gone back to normal; I'm back to eating cleaner & slowly cutting back on the processed foods. It's hard to do so when you ate them for a week straight. Now, I just need to get my butt back to the gym! I think I've had enough resting time. Luckily, I'm going to take advantage of a promotion and join a local crossfit gym next month! I am beyond excited, thank god for local businesses who work together in order to help the community.
I've had a pretty disappointing week ever since I got some bad news on Tuesday, but I can't let it bring me down. I have worked so hard since I started college, I mean, I'm graduating in 3 years. That's unheard of... I'm motivated and want to go straight to grad school after I'm done next May. Honestly, I'm a little nervous going into this academic year. I'm in classes with people who are much older than myself and have had years in a classroom gaining experience. I just hope that I'm able to prove myself once I begin interning. Though I'm only 20, I truly believe that my motivation and hard work will not reflect my age. I'm so ready to have my own classroom, make connections with my future students and make differences in their lives. It won't happen instantly. I'm not Hilary Swank in Freedom Writers, but when I'm in front of a class, I feel natural and at ease. People don't realize how much time and money goes into becoming a teacher. I've heard from teachers firsthand that it's the most rewarding profession out there. Yeah, the pay isn't great, but the stories and benefits from being an educator are truly priceless.
Maybe I can't wait for summer to be over. There's only a month left, but I'm eager to finish college. I've experienced how quickly college goes by. I hope that happens this year as well.
These pancakes-for-one were made with 1 egg, 2 tbsp coconut flour and 2 tbsp almond milk. I added a splash of vanilla and baking soda. They are SO fluffy and light. I topped them with banana, Justin's vanilla almond butter, and cinnamon. A hearty breakfast to start off my lazy day.