I know we all have those times in our lives that you just can't get there. It's that place where your heart wants to do something or go somewhere but, you just can't get there.
I had planned a trip to see my girlfriend in Idaho, looking forward to the beautiful winter snow and spending time cooking and having the best conversations. I hadn't picked a weekend in February yet, and the first week came, then the second week came and went, I realized that it wasn't going to happen. My heart could feel and see it all, but my brain and body just couldn't make it happen. It had been a busy holiday season and I had been out of town quite a bit for work the last three months of the year. Then I was sick the beginning of January, and by the time February rolled around I just didn't have it in me. I just couldn't get there!!! She was so sweet and understanding, because she too has had those moments in her life.
This happens to us, the push is difficult, sometimes overwhelming, and we just can't get there. Something can sound so good, so right, so fun, but executing the doing is just too much. The most important thing is to not beat yourself up over it, be gentle and understanding with yourself, knowing all the while that this will pass. If something doesn't feel right or the timing is off and your brain and body are speaking to you, listen! It will be right when the brain and body both connect to the heart and your soul will realign to make things happen. This is when you WILL be able to get there, and you will feel so much better about it.
Finding patience for ourselves can sometimes be difficult, don't force things or decisions, connect and listen. Don't overthink things either, if the time isn't right then it just isn't right. There will be so many other moments and opportunities, do things from inspiration not motivation! It shouldn't be forced or dreaded, find the inspiration, it takes on a whole different feel. If you just can't get there, it's okay, the right time will come and you will be more than ready to make it happen.
Mahi Mahi with Lemon and Capers
4 mahi mahi fillets, about 1 – 1 1/2 pounds
Salt & pepper, to taste
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon capers + 1 teaspoon brine
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
Heat grill to medium high
Season mahi mahi with salt & pepper. Place in a piece of foil lines with parchment paper
Stir the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl. Spoon about 1/2 the sauce onto the mahi mahi and reserve the rest for later.
Bake the mahi mahi for about 10 – 15 minutes, or until the fish flakes easily with a fork.
Remove from oven and top with remaining sauce before serving.