I have talked about my days off in previous posts, but lately I have really started to appreciate them. My tendency is to get worked up about not having a “grown up” job, feeling limited by my location, and wondering if going after a masters in LIS will lead to a future career. Human nature has me anxiously looking for the next step in my life instead of finding contentment in where I am at right now.
Just a few weeks ago my days off were a bit depressing… a reminder that I have not yet achieved success. Still a student, working part-time while I watch my husband step into a path of purpose that we have been fervently praying for! …How selfish have I been! Light has been shed on my poor attitude and I have grown thankful for my comfortable life. My heart has changed and I have seen all the opportunities given to me in my free mornings. I have been given a gift of time; time to pray, time to meditate, time to read my bible, time to serve my husband in our home, and time to study. What a blessing this is in such a high-speed lifestyle many americans have adopted.
The quieting of my soul has opened up my ears to Gods promises for my life, and confirmed by the holy spirit. Most importantly, I am finally dreaming of all the possibilities here in Wichita Falls, TX.
Another wonderful thing about having Tuesdays and Thursdays off from baking is I can still start my day early in a different kind of productive way. This morning I stepped out for my run at 6:30 a.m. and followed it up with some plank’s from Tina’s Best Body Bootcamp!
Last nights dinner was too good not to share. I had some BBQ Bacon chicken tendors paired with steamed spinach, broccoli, and a random slice of whole wheat Italian bread.
BBQ Bacon Chicken Tenders
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Dip the chicken tender in a bowl of BBQ sauce (can also be done with whole chicken breast)
- Tightly wrap chicken tender with a slice of bacon (I prefer turkey bacon) **
- Place BBQ bacon tenders in a baking dish
- Bake for 25 minutes (increase time for whole chicken breasts)
** Half of my tenders had a piece of provolone cheese wrapped inside.
I learned this recipe from my college friend Ashley a few years ago! I am so glad I remembered it because it was so good!!
Does anyone else get caught up with looking ahead, and forget to appreciate the season they are currently in?