We recently had a few days off for a local holiday. I had planned it all out, I was going to do homework all day every day. Ha! That was a bust! I actually did do homework everyday but not all day. I caught up on much needed rest. I also cooked tons of vegan food and went to yoga a lot! Over the summer I came across a book called “The Plantpower Way”. The book is by Rich Roll and Julie Piatt. It’s a guide to living a plant powered life. I really relate to the book's author, Rich. He is an ex-entertainment attorney and swimmer (I was a swimmer all through highschool) turned vegan ultra athlete. (Literally, he is the Ultra-Man!). This book has afforded me with guidelines on living a plant-powered life and fantastic, easy vegan recipes. This past weekend I made my own almond milk, vegan banana nut muffins, vegan bacon, and vegan tuna salad. All of it was from scratch and all plants! So doog! This is so unexpected for me because I never thought I would or could be that person who made such a huge life change for the animals, earth, and myself.
Another unexpected thing that happened over my break… I was hanging out with my dear friend and a few other yoga friends. We were supposed to attend a local event but ended up laughing and playing with their dogs for too long and we missed it. One of the guys there said his dad was a lawyer and had a party bus for the event. He invited us along which was so unexpected. I have always wanted to go on one! It was basically a club on wheels. It dropped us off at a few local hot spots. It was fun; however, as I sat on a stool watching my friends dance, I remembered my days of care-free fun, dancing, and my days in undergrad. Suddenly, I remembered that I am in a completely different place than I was back then. In my days of fun, friends, dive bars, I thought it would last forever and I could never see myself anywhere else but living that life. The longer I sat there and watched, I became filled with so much gratitude. I am thankful for how far I have come, all the lives I have touched, all the lives I will touch, and even for the stress that I deal with daily. Law school has been so hard but I love it and I love the journey that brought me here. I am, indeed, so in love with they way I have changed since those days of care-free fun. When we were on the bus, there were a few moments that I completely stressed myself out because I had not done the homework that I had allotted to myself for that day. Maybe I just needed to look back at my past to appreciate my present and future. After it was over, I went home and did the homework. :)
One last unexpected thing that has happened is, that I got tickets to go the the Wanderlust Festival! This is a festival of yoga, meditation and wellness. It will be the first week in April. I have wanted to attend this festival for years! It is right after the MPRE and right before finals! Perfect timing! I will be able to attend this to get my soul ready for the battle that is finals! There will be a 5K, meditation, yoga, and an essential oils workshop. It’s about three hours away from me so we will be staying over the night before. What I’m really excited about is that we will get to stay in an old nun convent! How cool is that? I’m be sure to post a blog about that experience!
Anyway, I guess this is a good place to end this blog. I will post another one after next week. My chapter of Student Animal Legal Defense Fund, will be hosting National Justice For Animal Week at my school. I will be preparing everything for that this weekend. So check back soon for more on that! I hope everyone has an awesome weekend! Talk soon.