Road rage. It may be my biggest weakness. I’m a really nice, kind, soft-spoken, loving, and gentle person. But when you get me in a bit of traffic or stuck driving behind a really slow person, I become some kind of monster. Sometimes it gets bad. I’m trying to work on it, but still…the struggle is real.
The other day I was, again, stuck driving behind a slow person and I couldn’t get around them. I was getting really frustrated and not thinking nice thoughts. When I got home I thought about why I hate traffic so much & what the root is, and suddenly got convicted. I realized that the reason I hate traffic is I just want to get from point A to point B, and spend as little time as possible in the in-between. When people get in my way and make that in-between time longer, I get frustrated. I know where the destination is and I just. want. to. get. there.
I realized that this is the way I view life. I see where I am, and if I can see what’s next, then I just want to get from point A to point B. If there’s anything that gets in my way to make that in-between longer, I get frustrated. The truth is that in my heart, I hate the process. I get frustrated, impatient, and angry the most when I’m in between where I am and what’s next.
The thing about this problem is that life is full of the “in-between.” This is where we learn life’s most important lessons, build character, develop habits, establish what we believe is true, love others, grow, change, and are molded. Life is rarely ever about “arriving;” it’s about the journey and what we do in the process of getting to our destination.
There are so many things in life that we think we can get instantaneously; but honestly, when it comes to our health, it just doesn’t work that way. I want to encourage you that if you are on the journey to better health, maybe a weight loss goal or fitness goal, to embrace the process. I know that’s easier said than done, but we can start by celebrating the little progress along the way. You will not get from where you are to where you want to be in a day. Anything that is valuable and worth waiting for takes time…and you and your body are worth the time and commitment.
So in the meantime I’m working on my road rage and asking God to change my heart about how I view process. Now, whenever I get stuck behind someone going under the speed limit, I take it as a sign that God loves me and is reminding me to slow down, take a moment, and remember that process is always worth it!
I have recently LOVED eating fresh homemade guacamole and plantain chips as an afternoon snack. It just hits the spot. Some of you have been asking for my guacamole recipe, so here it is. Honestly, it’s super simple. This is probably the easiest recipe I will ever post on Kitchenspired…but it’s just classic and good. I love to make my own plantain chips. If you want to make your own, too, check it out here!
- 1 avocado (I used a regular-sized one, not the large ones)
- 2 tbsp salsa of choice (my recommendation is below)
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- salt & pepper
- Cut your avocado in half. In a small bowl, scoop out the insides of the avocado & remove the seed.
- Using a fork or spoon, mash up the avocado until it’s the consistency of your liking. I like chunky guacamole, so I mash it enough but still allow there to be some chunks.
- Add salsa & spices, stir until it is all mixed well. Pile it on a plantain chip and enjoy!
*Pictured below-This is the salsa I use when I don’t make my own (secret family recipe…sorry!). I like this salsa because it is locally made and has fresh ingredients. When I read the ingredients label, I know what everything is. My husband and I like the roasted one because the flavor is awesome. A can of this salsa is $3 at HEB…so go try it out!! Be inspired, Alexa