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Figuring out that being an adult and living the “adult life” isn’t easy. Or rather, when we reach a certain age, we tend to begin complicating things. Life is simple. Why do I allow myself to become so attached to society’s expectations of me? In the short space of a little over a month that I’ve returned, I’ve tried to do everything including: returning/creating a normal/non-traveller lifestyle, finding my dream job and planning for my future. Okay, so our visitors and our planned family-holiday in the mix were out of my say but everything else, I have personally cultivated. Don’t get me wrong, productivity is great but in the thick Persian accent of my mother, “mo-de-ration iz im-portant.” Life is percious and life is fleeting but like my brother-in-law once said, life is actually really long, too (if we’re lucky). Which means, I don’t have to find my dream job before a certain age. I don’t have to justify my life decisions. And making memories with my family and friends, looking after my well-being  and enjoying the day to day is what comes first. Currently trying to calm the frick down and do what makes my heart sing. Some of which include, baking delicious muffins, writing for Savvy Tokyo (new article HERE), and pursuing my “book a week” challenge.
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image-12 free range eggs
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp runny honey
1 tbsp sugar-free Barker’s apricot jam
1 cup almond flour
1 cup self rising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup unsweetened yoghurt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Handful of raw walnuts, chopped small
Some dark chocolate, chopped small
4-5 small apricots, chopped small

Mix everything together, pour slightly thick mixture into a greased muffin tray and bake at 160 degrees until fork comes out clean (about 25 min)image-1
Book two, week two!

10 comments

    1. That’s a beautiful quote Josh! I like it so much. I read a silly love story called A Crack in Forever and now I’m reading another silly one called All The Bright Place (pictured) but my goal is to read a book a week for 2017!

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      1. That is not my quote, it’s from the Hamilton Musical.
        Keep reading! It never hurts to expand your mind. I’m not shooting for 1 a week but something similar. I think I signed up for 35 books this year on Goodreads….

        Pick short books. That’s what I’m thinking now.

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      2. I recently finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick. Amazing. The Lemony Snicket series seems like an appropriate choice these days.

        Also check out StormDancer by Jay Kristoff.

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