The breakfast board is not my creation. But I do love the idea after reading about it on A Cup of Jo. Maybe it’s the next big trend for the picnic season? It would be kind of fun eating this outside.
Somehow if feels rather fanciful eating from a board. Maybe because it’s different. So it seems special. Like I ordered it from room service at a posh hotel, even though I made it myself.
While this is a normal breakfast, I did take more care with placement as I spread everything out — a boiled egg, a pear, a bit of avocado, vanilla Greek yogurt with granola, dates and walnuts.
As more of us focus on self-care, so that we can accomplish what we want in any given day, and remain happy, not just sane, we each find different ways of nurturing ourselves.
I think the breakfast board is a nice way. It’s probably not something we’ll do everyday, but it’s a nice change.
Sometimes we just need a change in order to be a bit more productive and creative. Last night, I attended a dinner meeting at the UMass Club. Dinner was wonderful and our group accomplished a lot.
When we walked into our room and looked out the windows, we were all struck by the view.
While I’ve been in many tall buildings in Boston and seen plenty of gorgeous views of the city, this was not the same area as usual, so the view was different.
I’ve walked around Center Plaza and Government Center countless times. But never seen them from 32 floors above! The same for the Massachusetts State House. A change in perspective can gives us a new way to look at life. And sometimes, that’s all we really need.
As I welcome 2016, I’ve been thinking about this quote by Dolly Parton.
Figure out what you want to do. Then do it on purpose. The difference between a wish and a dream is you wish for things, but you work on purpose for a dream.
I wrote about it before on my old blog, but thought it was the perfect quote and reminder for stepping into the new year.
Ever since discovering this quote, I started thinking differently and being more strategic about my dreams.
Currently, I’m in the middle of reading a wonderful book and clearing space to bring more of my dreams to life. I’ll write about the book soon and hope you have a wonderful first day of 2016!