My mission: Pack food for lunch, snacks, AND dinner. Yikes!
I hadn't made my chicken casserole yet so I didn't really have leftovers to bring to work with me. I decided I'd just buy dinner; when a little voice that sounded kind of like all of your voices put together said "no! You can doooo it! Get creative!"
And then, I stalled. I did a few dishes. I made my bed. I pondered where missing socks go. You know... everything except pack my lunch.
Finally, I decided to just start. I put on some tunes in the kitchen and got down to business. I packed my snacks first. That was easy. Even lunch seemed manageable. But what to pack for dinner?!?! I decided to pack about 6 mini snack/meals. Little things like my yogurt and granola bar, an orange, a bigger sandwich, a tortilla with hummus, carrots, etc... I figured I'd just graze and since it was fairly healthy stuff that'd be fine.
And you know what?! I made it! I got home late and had one more snack before deciding that I had to document my success. It might seem small, but I know that ordinarily I would have bought coffee and a pastry on the way to catch the bus, then went out to buy lunch with my coworkers, then stopped for dinner before I went to the movies. But instead I was able to piece together a mix mash of things that left me feeling pretty proud of myself.
I know I know... kind of cheesy! But I have to celebrate these small things in the hopes they'll buoy me to the next.
Thanks for reading along.