Corn and Avocado Salsa


The lyrics, "back to life, back to reality" have been playing in my head all morning long as I pack up five weeks worth of STUFF we've accumulated in California over the summer.  We've been away from home for a long time.  There has been a lot of sweet family moments mixed with extreme sibling rivalry, large home-cooked dinners mixed with lots of take-out, busy packed days mixed with endless hours of summer boredom.  Now that it's all said and done, I'm ready to get back to routine.

Also, I'm not ready.  I've had moments of sheer panic over the past few weeks.  Moments where I've questioned just about everything in my life.  Is my middle child really ready for kindergarten?  Do they all have "cute enough" back to school clothes?  Did I sign them up for enough activities?  Did I sign them up for too many activities?  Am I volunteering enough?  Am I blogging enough?  Posting enough on Instagram?  Am I keeping up with my cookbook writing?  Am I going to fail?  Am I keeping up with my friends while I'm gone?  Am I planning enough things for September?  Am I planning too many things in September?  Am I neglecting my husband?  

Are you sick of these questions yet?

Then, as if she knew I needed it, a friend sent me this article, titled "What if All I want is a Mediocre Life?"  It's written so beautifully.  She writes, "what if I am most happy in the space of in between, where calm lives?"  I have to remind myself, it's okay to not have the answers to all of those questions above.  It's okay to take baby steps, each and every day, towards a life of balance.  It's okay that this lovely, refreshing, deliciously simple Corn and Avocado Salsa is the only thing I've posted in weeks.  Right?  Tell me it's okay.  (Recipe HERE)  

Now I'm ready to get back to my mediocre life, my mediocre reality. 
(And I'm ready for school to start...)


rachel said...

It's okay!

Mary Verderame said...

It's okay! Safe travels back to Long Island and your normal life!

AA said...

It's more than OK!!!! And that article resonated SOOOOOO much!! And I don't have 3 kids, just 1. So much pressure to do this and do that and think more about this and think more about that. I like the calm in between. Best of luck with back to school activities! And can't wait for your cookbook! Alejandra :)

Susan Frerichs said...

Love you!! ❤️❤️❤️ We have all been there! I can so relate!

Linda said...

Of course it's ok! Congratulations on your cookbook! Safe travels home!

Kristin Murphy said...

Thank you fir sharing that article! It's exactly what I needed today!!

valerie anne said...

yes yes YES! Mediocre is absolutely fabulous in my opinion. We put way too much pressure on ourselves to be everything to everyone, and it's exhausting. You're doing great - and you are so normal to feel all of those feels. Thanks for being real. We readers love it - and you.

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