I’m Cooking?

My health coach told me a couple of weeks ago that I was cooking.  I don’t consider what I do to be cooking.  Cooking to me means using the stove and baking.  I haven’t used a stove or baked in over 3 years.  When I moved into my rental townhouse 3 years ago, the stove was broken.  The landlord told me I could fix it and take it out of the rent.  I had no need to fix it.  At that point, I was eating doughnuts, lunchables, and take out food only.  Right now I’m just putting raw food together.  I use the blender to make my smoothies but I don’t consider that cooking.  The salad is just putting raw ingredients together.  My boss power meals are just raw ingredients.  I don’t cook my vegetables.  I eat them raw.  I know how to cook.  My mom taught me when I was little.  My dad would always send me into the kitchen when I was little to learn how to cook.  I was never excited to learn how to cook.  I hated it.  I still hate it.  Right now I don’t spend more than 10 minutes getting my food ready.  I love it.

Shavawn’s Boss Power Meal

Chicken Breast

A handful of baby carrots

Grapes or Cherries or Orange Slices (any fruit that you like)

Harvest Snaps pea crisps


I’ve been through a lot in the past few weeks.  I moved to Florida, l started a new job, and I broke up with a friend.  Through all this I learned that I am very adaptable.  I changed up my prayers.  I started to ask God, what is my job for the day.  What do I need to focus on and what do I need to let go.  My health coach gave me this idea.  It worked.  I started to look at the positive side of life.  I let go of worry.  I still have 2 best friends and many more friends.  I grieved for a little bit but now I really am fine with my decision.  I started a new job.  The people are very nice and helpful.  It’s only 30 minutes from my condo.  I don’t have to drive an hour to work anymore.  I can wake up at 5am instead of 4am.  I’m in Florida.  I’m like 30 minutes away from where my future husband lives.  My dreams of him have become more frequent since I moved to Florida.  I had my first past life regression before I moved down to Florida.  I was a general and I’ve been an Indian man.  I met a monk while I was hypnotized.  The message that I took away from the regression is that I am always taken care of.  I’ve seen my guardian angels when my third eye opens at night.  God has always provided for me and taken care of me.  I would be dead if God hadn’t helped me.  Sometimes I don’t even have to speak my needs aloud and God provides them.  It’s only been a week and a half in Florida and I’m already getting familiar with the area and feeling at home here.  My co-workers are very friendly.  My preceptor is very funny.  By focusing on what is going right in your life, you won’t have time to focus on what isn’t going right in your life.  Even when my car got hit in the parking lot, God took care of me.  The person left his business card and a note.  I just got the check from his insurance company and I can get my bumper fixed.  You really realize how truly blessed you are even through the hard times.  I’m really grateful that God has allowed me to see some of my dreams come true.  I’ve wanted to be a travel nurse for 10 years now and I am finally a travel nurse.  I cannot wait to see my other dreams come true.  I am truly blessed to have a lot of family and friends.

The Excited Nervous Feeling

So tomorrow I’ll be moving to Florida.  I have that excited nervous feeling right now.  I get that feeling every time I do something out of my comfort zone.  Which in the past 10 months has been a lot.  I spoke at my first ever open poetry night.  I started a blog.  I started doing yoga.  I started to meditate.  I started hiking.  I became a travel nurse.  I had my first past life regression.  For the first time in my life, I won’t have any family or friends nearby.  I have to admit, I had some muffins yesterday.  I needed that comfort because I realized that I was really going to Florida by myself.  I had thought that my parents were going to be able to come and help me unpack or drive.  They won’t be able to help me.  So I’m on my own.  My first travel nursing job was so great!  The people were so nice and helpful.  It was the perfect first travel job.  I’ve already planned some of the new things that I want to do in Florida.  I want to para sail and zip line.  Hopefully meet the love of my life.  I want to go whale watching.  I just want to enjoy my life.  As a travel nurse my days off feel like a vacation.  I get to explore new areas and meet new people.  I’m out of my comfort zone and I’ve never felt so alive!!