I know, I know. Those of you who are any more than one year older than me are gonna be rolling your eyes telling me I’m being a drama queen. And anyone who’s younger than me is probably like, “WHOA, I’d be freaked out, too!” hahaha πŸ˜‰

So, I turn 28 today and I’m conflicted. I feel really positive and excited about where this year is going, but there’s a little nagging voice in my head that’s getting on my nerves… IΒ feel like there’s so much that I wanted to accomplish by now that I haven’t! Honestly, not necessarily even things that I actively WANT that I don’t have, just things I THOUGHT I’d have… does that make any sense?! For example: I always thought that 28-year-olds were supposed have babies. I know people who have three and FOUR babies and I don’t even have one. I don’t event WANT one though! It’s more the fear of getting another 5 years down the road and thinking about what else I might not have that I think I’ll have by then.

Does this make sense? Am I just insane?! Actually– don’t answer that πŸ˜‰

It’s not that I’m ungrateful for what I do have either. I feel BEYOND fortunate to have been given the life that I have, so it has nothing to do with gratitude. It’s just that feeling of the time flying and getting freaked out by the concept that I’m almost 30!

DRAMA ALERT. I know.

I wanted to have a Bad Yogi Birthday Party with all of you and thought, “I should have Bad Yogi Goodie Bags!” Since I can’t see all of you in person and eat candy and ice cream and cake and PIZZA, I thought the next best thing would be a digital Goodie Bag, so here we are πŸ˜‰

Treat 1:

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COUPON CODE for $8 off your purchase in the Bad Yogi Store! What kind of BY Birthday would it be without some gear?!
Enter this code at checkout: “Cake”

Treat 2:
This is what I’m eating. 20-Minute Ramen without all the nasty chemicals πŸ˜‰
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Ingredients:
– 3 oz Udon Noodles
– 2 cups chicken broth (or veggie broth)
– 1 tbsp miso paste
– 1/2 cup fresh spinach
– 1/4 cup shredded carrot
– 1 tsp grated ginger (Dried works too, but use 1/4 tsp)
– 1 small clove garlic, diced
– 1 tsp sesame oil (adds great flavor, but any oil works)
– 1 soft boiled egg
– handful of seaweedΒ (optional)

Instructions:
1) Cook udon noodles according to package directions. Set aside.
2) Β Heat sesame oil in pan. Add garlic and ginger, sautee until fragrant.
3)Β Add broth, miso paste, and carrot, and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low.
4) Add spinach and seaweed if using, and let wilt (approx. 3-4 mins).
5) Add noodles and stir so everything is combined.
6) Top with sliced soft boiled egg and eat!

Treat 3:
FREE class! An oldie but goodie. It’s the perfect sequence when you need an energy boost and to feel like you’re strong πŸ™‚

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