My absolute favorite quote of all time is from the poem “Self Pity” by D. H. Lawrence—yes, I had it as a favorite long before G. I. Jane made it a little more famous.
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
I’ve relied on this poem for many years and it always amazes me how just thinking about it can push me to find a little more of whatever I need to find..perseverance, courage, strength, energy, etc. I’m relying on it now. As previously posted, I don’t handle stress well at all. 5 weeks ago, I was on a high—literally—in Colorado and now I’m begging for Nexium through IV and taking Ambien so I can sleep at night. Wow, I’m quite the poster child for healthy living, huh?
I’m tired of just “surviving” at school and counting the hours. That’s not like me at all. One thing I’ve learned, but need a reminder often, is that if I don’t take care of myself physically AND mentally, I’m miserable. Simply miserable. When I’m not running a fever, I’m running or working out, but it’s just in that survival auto-pilot mode. As the country song states, “I’m much too young to feel this damn old”.
Tomorrow is another chance to turn things around.
But tonight was a great night.
I had these in the Vail/Dillon area of Colorado this past July. They were AWESOME!!
Tonight, I had to try to re-create them. I added a mango pepper salsa because I just like that stuff.
- Fish fillet of your choice-baked, fried, or broiled. I “dry fried” mine for crunch.
- Chipotle corn-can of Green Giant chipotle corn, drained and rinsed
- Asian slaw—bagged slaw with Newman’s Own Asian Ginger dressing. Could use dressing of white wine vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, a few drops of sesame oil. I use the bottle dressing for marinating chicken so I had it on hand.
- Mango salsa
- 1 mango-cubed
- 1/4th a red bell pepper chopped
- 1 jalapeño chopped
- 1/4 red onion chopped
- 3 garlic cloves chopped
- juice of 2 limes
- 1 T olive oil
- salt, pepper
Time for sleep.