On Monday I made enchiladas, and I used a recipe I had used before with a few variations. It had four ingredients, enchilada sauce, cheese, tortillas and chicken (the variation was that I used a combination of chicken, black beans and black lentils that I had in the refrigerator), it was easy and it looked good. When I served it that night, I took the first bite and it was awful. The sauce tasted like the can and it was way too salty. My husband is not quite so picky, but he wasn’t wild about it either. We ate it for dinner. The problem was we had eight servings, enough for two dinners and two lunches. Lee asked me NOT to get it ready for his lunch, he didn’t want it. I ate it for lunch and I didn’t like it, but I didn’t want to throw it away – I don’t like to waste food. Wednesday afternoon, I opened the fridge and there was a dish 2/3 full of enchiladas looking at me. I had to decide if I was going to throw it away or something else. It was a cold and blustery day and I felt like having soup. I looked at the casserole and decided to turn it into soup. I fried some onions in butter, added garlic, cumin and oregano, then I took the casserole and cut it into huge pieces and dumped it in the pot, I added some corn, olives and chicken broth. I tasted the soup and it was delicious. We had enchilada soup for dinner and lunch the next day.
I’ve been thinking about how our lives are like my pan of enchiladas. We get to a point where we don’t like what we have, but we think because this is our life we just have to live it the way it is. We don’t have to “eat the enchiladas” and we don’t have to stay in a life that we don’t like. There are options, we can start over – some people do, or we can take what we have and add this and that and come up with something new. That works too.
As a Life coach, I have been working with women who don’t like the life they are living. They feel like something is missing, but they are stuck – this is their life. It doesn’t have to be that way, you DON’T have to eat the enchiladas and you don’t have to throw them away either. There are simple things that you can change that will change everything about your life. Perhaps there are some “enchiladas” in your life? Message me, I would love to talk with you about how a Life coach can help you get unstuck and create the life you want to live.