My 12-year old daughter came to me the other night and asked if she could become a vegetarian. I was not as surprised as my husband, because I have been watching her eating habits (and I buy her food).
After asking her reasoning for wanting to, discussing the foods she would be giving up and making sure she would increase certain foods, to which she consented to, I agreed. I was a vegetarian for a decade, at one point, so I would be able to help her make sound dietary decisions.
Her dad is less than a happy camper. I blame it on his carnivorous side. He gave me grief the entire time we were dating and even after we were married, about not eating meat. He forgets, I would make dual meals; for him and myself. He is also worried she will be picked on when she doesn’t eat the same foods her friends eat. I give her friends more credit than he apparently is. This is his only baby girl and I think he’s not ready for her to grow up and make more decisions on her own.
That being said, I also took her new endeavor as a way to add it to her homeschool life. It’s great for nutrition, label-reading, discussions on ingredients, proper food combining, recipe research and essays. I give her so much credit and am so proud of her. She is taking this seriously. I often get calls/texts at work telling me about a new website she’s been to regarding being a vegetarian. She’s excited to share what she’s found.
I have told her how proud I am of her. I loved being a veg-head. I reiterated several times, that in this dietary journey, if she’s not willing to eat the proper foods, I will not allow her to be a full vegetarian. I have expanded my dietary palate, over the years, which will provide additional knowledge for my daughter.
While I doubt I will ever go back to being 100% vegetarian, I welcome this change to bring more vegetarian dishes to our table (same meat dishes for the hubby) and see how she does. Who knows, she may choose to stick with this; only time will tell.
I’ve gone and done it. I’ve started my own wedding planning business. I attempted this several years ago, but now the timing is right.
LME Weddings & Events has taken shape and I’m in the process of building my business. At the moment, I’m still working my “day job”, but the goal is to have a profitable business within the next three years.
Yes, I’m tired of working for someone else. It’s not even that as much as it is, while I’m good at what I do, I’m not happy doing it. Work is currently and ends to a means. Why not be in business and see happiness in yourself as well as your clients? Right?
So, that’s what I did.
LME Weddings is still a work in progress; as far as the website goes. I also have a Facebook presence. Advertising is advertising and the more I get the word out, the sooner my business will grow.
With returning to homeschooling next year, I want to be home with my daughter. While I may have to work for someone else during her junior high years, the plan is to be home while she completes high school. I’m excited to finally see a dream, that’s been years in the making, taking shape and having life breathed into it.
If you’re in the Solano, Yolo or Sacramento areas, let me know how I can help you with you wedding/event planning details!
In the blogging world, a “meet and greet” is the new version of “go on outside and play with your friends”.
Take a moment to meet some new people, read some new blogs and if you’re daring enough, leave a comment or two (or three)!
Dream Big, Dream Often
It’s the Meet and Greet weekend at Dream Big!! There are a few simple rules that will help make this MnG the most incredible networking experience:
- Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post.
Reblog this post. It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone! So don’t be selfish, hit the reblog button.
Edit your reblog post and add tags.
Feel free to leave your link multiple times! It is okay to update your link for more exposure every day if you want. It is up to you!
Share this post on social media. Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new blogs to follow.
Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and Meet n Greet your butts off!
See ya on Monday!!
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I normally don’t add verbiage to my Quote of the Day. However, this one was inspired by a new friend “across the pond”.
“Each day holds a surprise. But only if we expect it can we see, hear, or feel it when it comes to us. Let’s not be afraid to receive each day’s surprise, whether it comes to us as sorrow or as joy It will open a new place in our hearts, a place where we can welcome new friends and celebrate more fully our shared humanity.” (Henri Nouwen)
I have had the fortunate pleasure to have had my blog shared on several great blogs. I would like to pay it forward. Ok, so I’m also being a bit lazy.
I would love to read some new blogs, but not wanting to go out and find them (being lazy).
Feel free to share a link to your blog. I welcome the links and look forward to some new reading material and maybe a few new friends too.
It’s time to Blog With Me Monday. Ready? Set? GO!!!!
“I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what i can say is they must change if they are to get better.” (Georg C. Lichtenberg)
“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” (Desmond Tutu)