Shout out to my two line sisters (they know who they are) 🙂 Thanks for a great Saturday; I had forgotten how much I missed/needed that! Legitimately the best time I’ve had in a while.
Now on with it…
I made it! Yay! First week of school-over!
It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be yall. Actually, it kinda was tho serious up. But nah I wasn’t the only one who was apprehensive to say the least. I’m still excited and nervous at the same damn time! I know this is the right thing, but I’m still not as confident as I’d like. And I feel so lonely too…I wonder why…
So let’s talk about the ppl in my cohort! There are 9 of us total. From what I can tell we’re all around the same age with the exception of one lady who looks like she’s about 40ish. I think everyone is ok so far. I try not to be too judgmental initially. Although some first impressions were better than others, and I’ll just leave it at that. We already have our first ‘self care’ outing aka happy hour planned tee hee. Hell, after orientation on Tuesday I felt like I needed a drink serious up. I have soooooooo much work to do! I can totally feel what was left of my social life vanishing right before my eyes.
I had a pretty good talk with my aunt the other night about some things and it was helpful. I told her how I felt so unequipped for everything now. I feel like the next 5 years of my life are going to be very different for me in a lot of ways, and so much change can be very overwhelming. I don’t feel ready sometimes honestly. Nowadays I find myself doubting myself, which is totally new for me. But she reminded me to enjoy my life and take things one day at a time, which I don’t like either. I know this may not be the healthiest or most correct thing, but for as long as I can remember I have always been in control of my life and responsible for myself and others. While now, that all changed very suddenly; I no longer in theory have to be concerned with anyone but myself and I don’t know how I’ll do things for the next several years. I just have to trust in my faith that I’ll have what I need and be confident enough in myself that I’m enough.
So after a cruel summer my favorite time of year-fall, is among us and life is moving on. Overall, I’m shook, but looking forward to what is to come. As an “adult” I have to believe that my best life is always ahead of me. I feel like I’m growing up yall-begrudgingly lol!
“Healthy” Chicken Chili
Since fall is among us, I figured I’d give you all this chili recipe that I use. I think it’s pretty healthy, but of course I could be wrong.
- Chili Seasoning
- 1-2 lbs of boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 1 medium sweet onion, diced
- olive oil
- 2 28oz cans of tomatoes, crushed or diced (can be flavored, I usually use the ones with the onions and peppers)
- 1 can of chicken broth
- 1 or 2 bay leaves
- salt & pepper to taste
In a large heavy bottomed cast iron skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan) until hot. Add the chicken breast and cook for about 5 mins.
Add the onion and chili seasoning and cook until they start to become translucent, for about another 5 mins. Once the chicken begins to cook through, be sure to break it up with your spoon (you can always dice the chicken before cooking, but I like this way better).
Add 1 can of the tomatoes and the chicken broth with the bay leaves and cook until reduced by 1/4; for about 15 mins so that the flavors come together. Add the remaining can of tomatoes and allow the chili to thicken.
Be sure to remove the bay leaves before eating!!! You cannot eat bay leaves!!! -Well actually you can, but I sure wouldn’t recommend it!
Serve this chili wit some ol’ naaaaaaaaaasty corn bread and enjoy!