Experimental Risotto and Being Thankful

By Martina - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Today I felt a bit thoughtful and moody, but I can't exactly pinpoint why. I started the day by cleaning the flat and doing the laundry, then I showered and cooked lunch. I was on my own at midday because my boyfriend had some lessons, so I decided to prepare a risotto. I called it "experimental" because I put together random ingredients and hoped for the best, without following any recipe. I dressed it up with some leftover spinach and ricotta pesto. The final result didn't look too appetising but tasted great. Yay for me.

While I was having lunch I caught up with a couple of youtubers. I watched Katie Snooks' latest vlog and found out about her health issues, and I must admit that made me feel sad for her. I hope it's nothing major and she'll manage to keep the problem at bay. I wholeheartedly wish her all the best.

During lunch my mum texted me to tell me the blood tests I took last week came out unexpectedly fine, the only thing I'm lacking of is vitamin D. I was quite surprised because I expected to have iron deficiency and all that jazz, since I'm sort of anemic (I have vWD to be exact) and I stopped taking my iron tablets after summer. My mum said this might be the first time that all my iron related values were normal.

This couple of things made me think about how lucky I am. I usually try not to take things for granted anyway, but sometimes it's easy to only look at what you're striving for and not what you've already achieved. I am healthy, possibly more than I've been in the past few years; I have an incredible boyfriend, which is definitely something that's not easy to find; we are renting a flat in London, and moving to London has always been one of my biggest dreams. Last but not least, I have the option to choose whatever I want to do with my life, I don't have to rush into things because I have a supportive family and a helpful boyfriend.

I'm starting to believe I really couldn't ask for more right now.

Oh, and as I type this I'm waiting for a pizza delivery. Again, lucky.

Marti xx

PS. While designing the quote on Canva I realised the colours and graphic reminded me of The Little Book of Hygge, which by the way sounds really interesting. I think I'll check it out next time I'm in Waterstones. Also, I have no idea whose quote this is, but some attribute it to Walt Disney. 

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