365-dedications

so a fellow fitblr @drreksmom recommend this app called @mealime and it had this amazing recipe for veggie quesadillas and homemade salsa and i made it today!! it came out so good you guys!

i recommend this app to anyone who feels like they need ideas as to how to spruce up their healthy eating menu! it takes into account all diet restrictions and gives you recipes that fit your lifestyle! they also make a shopping list for you so you don’t have to guess as to what you have to buy to make the meals. the instructions are easy to follow and honestly the food looks so appetizing that you’ll want to make the food. 

i’m absolutely in love

at times i find myself wishing i had a friend to go through this weight loss journey with. all of my friends are skinny or super fit so they don’t understand what it’s like to struggle with weight loss. they’re super supportive and don’t pressure me to eat badly, but i wish i had someone relatively the same size as me to talk to on the daily about this you know? someone who’ll understand what it’s like to feel so happy that you lost the two pounds, or who’ll understand when your one cheat day becomes four cheat days and helps you get back on the wagon. just someone that i can cheer on and be proud of too

today’s breakfast:

½ hass avocado
1 slice organic whole grain bread
4 cage free egg whites
spinach
½ tomato
bell peppers and onions
1 cup strawberries
1 cup freshly squeezed raw grapefruit juice

ilovephoebefromcharmed-deactiva  asked:

hey mitski! i know you went to suny purchase, which is my top school ! but i'm at the point in my life where i have to decide a career path. i've always been into music, but i don't think i'm talented enough to pursue it. how did you know that music was what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?

this stuff is hard but incredibly exciting, isn’t it?

actually, for a long time i resisted it! i did my best to do everything BUT music because, let’s face it, it’s a hard, sometimes ugly, and often unlucrative kind of career. but i reached a point where i just couldn’t do anything else - i realized i’d rather take a chance at being unhappy pursuing music than most certainly being unhappy pursuing anything else.

here’s the big secret though - it doesn’t matter whether you’re “talented enough” right now! talent can totally come later! talent can be *learned*! many of my talented musician friends never really did anything about their talent, or dropped out of the career path because they realized this life wasn’t for them, and some are still going strong but just haven’t found their niche yet, and some still were musicians everyone thought were mediocre but just kept pressing on and now are doing very well for themselves.

what you need 100% more than talent is grit, or love (often times i can’t tell the difference). that’s honest-to-god true. instead of wondering whether you have the talent, ask how much you want to do this, how much you love music, and how much you’re willing to bet on it. i am definitely not the most talented musician, in fact i went into conservatory with probably the least amount of knowledge of music out of everyone, but i was at the point where i’d exhausted every other option, and this was IT for me. all eggs in one single basket. now it’s been nearly 7 years of non-stop trudging towards doing this for a living, i’m talking dedicating 365 days of every year to music and a career in it, and i’m *still* barely making a living.

and you know, maybe it actually won’t be a struggle for you, maybe it won’t take that long, maybe you’ll take a few detours and come back around to music in a couple years, but that’s what i’m saying - you just can’t know, because the amount of talent you have right now doesn’t directly correlate to the amount of success you’ll find later. in the end it’s about betting on it and continuing to nurture it.

sorry this got long, but if you go to purchase please say hi to peter denenberg for me, and also definitely be skeptical of literally everything every professor says, because they’ll all tell you how to “make it” but all their career models are outdated.