What I Ate Wednesday

It’s been a strange week so far and to be honest I’ve been feeling out of sorts. Certainly, I didn’t think on Monday that by Tuesday evening and whilst we lay in bed discussing our future, we’d have made the decision to move back to the big smoke.

London has given us so much but when we left several years ago to make a life for ourselves in Chicago we really thought we’d said our goodbyes and were happy with that. Then Chicago didn’t work out how we’d hoped and we came to Cornwall to heal and now here we are at yet another crossroads.

As with the nature of both our jobs our lives are in constant change – no two days, weeks, months are the same. However, now that I’ve decided to change direction and focus on fashion and styling I realise that staying and indeed working in Cornwall is no longer a viable option. The industry I am trying to break into is in London and no matter how much we adore our Cornish life, right now, we need to be in the hub of things. We’re hoping this will make our future easier and will mean I (fingers crossed) won’t have any regrets.

You see, I’m actually quite an ambitious person and try to be the best at whatever it is I put my mind to. At present I don’t feel that I’ve achieved my full potential and being 30(tick tock tick tock), I’m starting to panic about not having a solid career path – acting is anything but a secure job and that has lost its appeal in recent months.

I could probably get back into the acting game for real when I return to London but I’m not going to. I don’t want to spend any more time on a career that may or may not blossom into something – I don’t have the patience, drive or desire and I need to start earning real money before I even entertain the notion of having a family.

The plan is to move after Christmas, so we at least have a few more months in glorious Cornwall and I’m going to treasure every minute. Right now I’m feeling anxious and scared but also excited. I’m ready to get back in the rat race and make this thing work.

Things I’ll miss about Cornwall

Living by the sea

Walks on the beach

Clambering on rugged cliffs

Incredible sunsets

Nature, fresh air and beautiful light

Family

Things I’m looking forward to in London

Coffee and shopping with my Sister

Cocktails with the girls

Amazing theatre

Fantastic architecture

Meandering around one of the best Cities in the world

Having access to so much vegan food – eek!!!!

Oh yeah, I almost forgot this was a ‘what I ate’ post:

 

Breakfast mesa sunsrise cereal served with oat milk, sliced strawberries, chopped pecans, flaxseed meal, omega seed mix and amaranth pops

Lunch leftovers from last nights dinner – sweet potato and pearl barley stew

Snack small bunch of seedless grapes and a homemade latte

Pre-dinner appetizer shop bought hummus mixed with lemon juice and black pepper topped with smoked paprika, olive oil and sesame seeds served with jalapeno kettle chips

Dinner toasted burritos filled baby spinach leaves, black bean & sweetcorn salsa and Mexican rice. We had the remainder of the salsa and rice in a bowl

7 responses to “What I Ate Wednesday”

  1. Ty says:

    I just tried barley for the first time tonight and ooooh it sounds good with sweet potato!

    I hope London works out for you. 🙂

    • peasoupeats says:

      Thanks Ty:) Yes, pearl barley is one of my favourites – it’s got great bite. There’s a good pearl barley risotto recipe on my site too!

  2. Kate says:

    Bro, I love this website. And loving your attitude towards change. I hope writing a Vegan Cookbook is also on the agenda….You are looking beautiful and should really be gracing the cover of something!

    • peasoupeats says:

      Cheer Kate, much appreciated mate:) Yep, I’m currently compiling my vegan cookbook but it’s taken a bit of a backseat whilst I’m completing this course. I’m hoping it’ll will be sorted by Christmas – wishful thinking probably!

  3. Shannon says:

    Mhmm! Your breakfast looks delish! 🙂 I love adding fresh strawberries to my oats or cereal in the morning 🙂

    • peasoupeats says:

      Hey Shannon:) Yeah, I stopped buying strawberries a few weeks back, as they’re now out of season but I couldn’t resist these ones as they were on special offer. They were pretty nice actually – still had flavour and not too sour.

  4. Jen says:

    Gosh, exciting times! What a big decision, I hope it all goes well! SUCH GOOD FOOD in London – what a treat that will be, I look forward to hearing all about it!

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