low daily

Imagine when lance gets homesick he would occasionally sneak into Allura’s simulation room to bring up different landscapes from earth. But even then as time went on, it started becoming lackluster because it never felt the same.

I just don’t understand.

I don’t understand how someone can just watch as their life goes to shit.

Especially when they are fully aware of what they’re doing and voice that they don’t want to live this way.

When they voice that they recognize that they use people and that their actions are almost always selfish and that they do not take into consideration other people’s feelings when making decisions but they do not even make an effort to change their behavior.

When the only time they can drop their ego low enough to apologize is when they’re drunk and their sentences are bordering on incoherent. The only time they admit that they’re a liar and a cheater and a lousy friend is when they won’t remember it the next morning.

How many people have to stop believing in them until they realize that they can’t just lie to everyone and say they’re a good person and expect them to believe them?

I’ve spent too many years running around in this circle waiting for them to put down the bottle and truly apologize for their actions.

March 28th excerpt:

Jacob didn’t move a muscle. Even Dean’s most careful steps rattled in the nightstand. He wondered what it would feel like if Dean actually had his shoes on. Jacob barely breathed. That hand, laden with a huge basin of water, was like a low flying plane coming ever closer.

Dean knelt and lowered the soap dish to the center of the nightstand, placing it lightly on the surface. “Okay, so just let me know if you need anything else. I’ll just be doing research…” He figured they didn’t want him sticking around, so he shifted in place, readying himself to stand back up.

Protein-Packed Lentil Soup

Olive/coconut oil
2 cloves garlic
1 onion
2 carrots
2 celery stocks
1 tsp oregano 
1 tsp basil
½ tsp paprika
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
½ tsp salt
1 can black beans
1 cup brown lentils
1 can crushed tomatoes
4 cups vegetable broth

Over medium heat, sautee garlic and onion in oil until fragrant.

Mix in vegetables and allow to cook 3-4 minutes.

Add in beans, tomatoes, lentils, and seasonings, and broth.

Increase heat to high and bring soup to a boil.

Turn heat to low and allow to simmer thirty minutes.

Serve with a side of quinoa for a protein-packed, vegan meal!

(I’ve recently been paying more attention to my macros, and I’ve found myself not getting enough protein (as is often a problem among vegans). This is a great way to get lots of protein in a delicious, vegan soup!)

Stuffed Sweet Potatoes (2)

2 sweet potatoes
2/3 cups black beans
½ cup corn
Pinch of cumin
¼ teaspoon chili powder
Lime
Salsa
½ avocado
Cilantro

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

Scrub potatoes and pierce several times with a fork.

Bake 45 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine beans, corn, seasonings, and lime juice in a mixing bowl.

Once potatoes are thoroughly baked, split potatoes and fill with mixture.

Top with salsa, diced avocado, and cilantro to taste.

(I love myself some sweet potatoes! This is such a colorful, beautiful dish that keeps me full until morning! Feel free to get creative with the filling, using a variety of whole, clean foods.)

An INTJ’s life - What I do on the days I do nothing

I’ve always been curious to know what people do when they have no official schedule to attend, I think it really gives the idea of what kind of people they are. So here’s the list of what I usually do on those “lazy” (more or less) days on which I don’t even want to meet with my friends. 

  • Sleeping. That’s right. On busy days I keep a rigid sleeping schedule (I try to never lack sleep because that makes me work less efficiently) so whenever I have a free day I make sure I take an our for myself to sleep a bit or just lay on the bed, if I prefer. But I don’t oversleep, not even on vacation, because I hate the headache and feeling drowsy. 
  • Excercising. I’ve decided that I want to be a more active person so recently I’ve been exercising every day. 
  • Getting new ideas, which for me it means reading articles and magazines. I’m into fashion, so I might read articles on Elle (sometimes they make me discover new inspiring people) and look at the clothes. Super relaxing. I’d like to start reading some scientific magazine too, so if you have any suggestion let me know.
  • Drawing. I love art, so that’s what I do when I’m free. If I really want to relax, I’ll copy from a reference or from reality (which, of the two, is actually what I like to do most).
  • Answering asks on Tumblr or writing long posts. While I take notes of the ideas for the short posts as soon as they come during the day, I need more time to answer asks, so I wait until I have free time. That’s why it always takes long, sorry! But I really like writing so it’s a pleasure for me - that’s why it is a perfect activity for a low key day. 
  • Reading, but not as much as you might think. I like reading, and I’ve have periods of my life when that was the main thing I did but as I grew up I started liking many more things and my time shrank. I generally read novels when I’m bored of real life, articles on the internet about my current obsession almost every day (but for a longer time when I have nothing to do). 
  • Catching up on TV shows. Yes, I’m human too.
  • Watching my favorite movies again or re-reading my favorite books, among of which there’s “The Great Gatsby” and “The Odyssey”. I read somewhere that watching our favorite movies over and over again, because of of the story’s predictability, relaxes us and makes us feel safe for a while in a world unpredictable and ever-changing. That’s true.