Maybe it’s because of the cold medicine I drowned 5 minutes ago, but I’m about to get a little personal. Fingers crossed, I won’t regret this in the morning.
Every time I go on Buzzfeed or any of those so-called new sites, there is always a list naming the 18 ways to make sure your twenties is the bomb. Date a bunch of boys, travel the world, take risks, don’t stay at a job you hate and ect. Granted, there is merit to some of them like going on an adventure because that shit is important for your soul. Others, though just create expectations.
When I was 18 I met my now ex-boyfriend at my friend’s house. I was about to leave for college, but, I figured what the heck? He was cute, and there was just something about him that intrigued me. What followed was a year of long distance, moving in together, getting separate places yet staying together and then finally as of last week breaking up. Our relationship wasn’t perfect. We were both young and trying to find our place in the world. There were growing pains, but what finally tore us apart were expectations from the people around us, the media and what your suppose to do. You are supposed to date a bunch of people, see what you like and don’t like, get crazy, get your heart broken five times over, live a FULL LIFE then you can settle. But what if that’s not the path you want to take? What if you want to go completely off course and into the woods with somebody you know will protect you? What then?
If you are wondering what this little rant has to do about good old Classic Guacamole? Nothing except for the fact, avocados is the balm to my wounds. Since the Seahawks is playing the Super Bowl on Sunday, I knew I had to make some kind of appetizer to share. So here you go! A classic that never fails. Enjoy!
- 2 ripe avocados
- 2 garlic cloves
- Squeeze of lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Cut the avocados in half and remove seed. Scoop out flesh into a bowl. Smash the avocados with the back of a fork or a potato masher. With a garlic press, crush garlic cloves into the mixture. Add lemon and salt and pepper to taste.