When I turned 30, it seemed like all of a sudden I stopped trying to figure out, define and plan every step of my life and dreams.
I’ve always enjoyed my life but something different happened in the last year … I learned to enjoy my life for what it was in that moment. I found peace in who I was and where I was — without even knowing that’s what I had been searching for all along.
Not in my wildest dreams could I have ever imagined the path I’ve been on these past few years – yet here I am.
And even as I live my dreams today, I’ve found new ones that arise every few months – sometimes even every few weeks.
These past few years I’ve come to accept that everything is a process. My health, my work, my relationships, ME. I’ve realized that I’m the masterpiece of my life and I’m the one that makes the calls- and takes the shots. No one else. And it feels good.
So wherever you are in life, right now, stop for a moment and breathe. Let go of all the pressures of life, the demands of your job, the bills, the pains, the aches, the everything. And just smile.
Let go of having to know everything to make your dreams come true. If you really get quiet with yourself, you’ll know your direction and by golly- that’s more than enough.
Trust that your life always turns out exactly as it needs to. Honestly, trust me.
I’ll be honest. I rarely cry. But I’m tearing up as I write this. Why? I don’t know. Hehe. But sometimes when I write to you guys it makes me a little bit emotional and I start to think about my life and all I’ve been through and where I am today. I’m not perfect. I’m just Amie. But I know I am exactly who I need to be today in order to become the person I will be tomorrow.
Just know you are deserving and worthy and you are loved. Even if you don’t feel it. Sometimes I don’t feel loved and I guess that’s why I do cry. I have a ton of friends and amazing people in my life but sometimes I don’t feel loved. Maybe it’s because I’m single. Maybe it’s because I’ve realized I’ve been looking for acceptance and love for so many years from my father and I’ve come to realize that he just shows his love for me in different ways than I think about love. And that’s okay too. (PS–great book to read ‘The 5 Love Languages’ talks about the ways all of us know love differently and show love differently).
Everyday I just smile, keep doing what I love, keep learning and keep being inspired and open to love. And maybe that’s all I can do right now. And that’s okay too!
Anyhooo, enough of the tears. I’m headed to my oven to make ME a big ol’ pizza pie and I hope you’ll join me.
Come on over; my tiny Manhattan apartment is waiting for you.
And if you’re in NYC on May 20th join me for my next Dinner Party- it’s all organic, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, vegan and vegetarian!
Try to buy everything organic. Here’s why: The Benefits of Eating Organic.
- 1¼ cups almond flour
- ¼ cup ground flax meal
- ½ tsp. Himalayan sea salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh basil
- ¼ tsp. finely chopped fresh rosemary
- ¼ tsp. aluminum-free baking soda
- 1 large organic egg, beaten
- 1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 large roma (or heirloom) tomatoes, chopped
- ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 tsp. dried cranberries or 1 Medjool date, pitted
- ½ cup vegetable broth, plus more as needed
- 1 tsp. fresh basil
- 1 tsp. fresh parsley
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine all pizza ingredients (not toppings); mix well and form into a ball using your hands.
- Using a rolling pin, roll the ball into a ¼ inch pizza crust on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Combine all the tomato sauce ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Add vegetable broth as needed.
- Remove the crust from the oven; top with the tomato sauce.
- Return pizza to the oven for another 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven; serve warm.