Back to Blogging | Healthy Bowl of Linguine

People! Let’s pretend my last blog post wasn’t in May of last year, shall we? What matters is that I’m back—blogging and taking photos. To be honest, the last few years were super hard for me. It wasn’t any major issue or something like that, but I found myself stuck in life. I felt like time was ticking, yet I was standing still. Everything I tried, just fell through. For example, my photography business—it just didn’t go anywhere, so I had to give it up and stop pretending I’ll ever succeed. However, as one door closes, other open. I finally got a “grown up” job, teaching kids history full time. It’s what I studied for. Sometimes, you don’t know what’s good for you until it just happens. It’s a process and I’m still getting used to my new reality, but I don’t think I would have it any other way.

Alright, now that I updated you on my ever eventful life and declared my return to blogging, I should just continue where I left off all those months ago. Apart from being on an ultimate journey called life, I took upon myself a task of eating healthier and getting into shape. A few weeks ago, I did a blood test. Everything was great apart from cholesterol which made me evaluate my eating habits (actually, I started panicking and immediately stopped eating what I usually eat). Like most over-weight people, I was postponing the change for the next day, the day after that, … you know how it goes. Although I don’t like the fact I have high cholesterol, I’m sort of glad I was faced with it—now I just want to get rid of it and be as healthy as possible.

I had to change my eating habits which means constantly coming up with meals that won’t feel like my weight-loss is a burden, but something I can actually enjoy. Today, I came up with this light (yes, light!) bowl of whole grain linguine (70-90g) mixed with Asian vegetables I stir fried. And by stir fry, I mean cooking in a non stick pan with just a drop of oil. Nothing heavy or oily, just a pinch of salt and seasoning (Vegeta). At the end, I added some fresh parsley from our garden. It’s quite good, yet light. I’m truly looking forward coming up with new and finding some awesome recipes. God bless!

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    Angélica

    August 11, 2020

    Hi, welcome back! I’ve been following for ages (I think on Flickr first?) and I always love your blog-posts. Your photography is just so beautiful! Funnily enough I just quit my job (as a barista) to focus on my photography career. We’ll see how it goes :)
    Fun fact: I always wanted to be a history teacher when I was younger, it was my favourite subject (next to arts). So sounds great, or as we’d say in the Netherlands “Good busy” ;)

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      Ines

      August 15, 2020

      I know how that felt, actually going after something! However, I do wish you more success than I had, for sure! :))

      Thank you!

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    Katherine

    August 11, 2020

    Welcome back! I’ve thought about focusing on photography as a career a few times in my life, including recently, but always come to the conclusion that some things are better left as a side hustle or hobby. Sometimes its better for a creative outlet to not become a form of stress as it can when you’re trying to make it a career. Glad to see you back and look forward to seeing your journey with Fuji!!

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      Ines

      August 15, 2020

      Indeed, I don’t think I’m cut out for the business side of things, honestly. :
      Thank you for your comment!

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