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Life is an adventure, no matter the temperature

Tina Specht

The weather this week is crisp. I sure do love early winter weather. I don’t want the snow, I just want the cold. However, it is a drastic change from the weather Dave and I experienced in Phoenix this past weekend.

We went to a business summit that has totally blown our minds about what is possible in life.  We have a great life and doing well but have you ever wondered if you are doing what you are supposed to? Are you on the right path that God wants you on? 

Well, I am, or I should say, we are on a new path and new adventure. We now know this adventure is where God wants us. 

How do we know this is the right direction for us? First, it is scary.

There are big changes in our future, and it is a bit scary to jump all in for this new adventure. 

I believe is something is easy with no issues, it would not be where I should be.

Sometimes, you have to kick fear in the face and do things afraid. God opened the doors, you just have to walk through and do what it takes.

One of our mentors said, “Pay the price now so you can pay any price later.” That has stuck with me. Nothing is going to be handed to you. You have to work for what you want. You should always be pushing forward and always going to the next level. You should never stop learning.  You are never too old.

Another lesson we learned is you don’t have to do just one thing. Yes, you have your main vocation or purpose, but you also have side hustles along the way.

Are you happy where you are at this moment in your life? Are you happy with yourself? Are you happy with your finances?

I have found the not-so-secret formula for my life — a start of it anyhow. I am a certified health coach, it is my main hustle and I get great joy of walking the journey with others to help them get to where they want to be.  

In 2018, I was miserable and I hated where I was in life. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired in all areas of my life.  

Sometimes, you have to get to this point to have a wake-up call in order to make a change. I am excited to say I have a healthy body, a healthy mind, and now, a healthy business.  

However, I am not done. I am going through life being my personal cheerleader. Only you can change what you don’t like about your life. If you are stuck and don’t know a way out, there are people that can help you.  

We can help you if you are stuck in your health or even your finances. We can link arms with you and walk alongside you in the journey of a lifetime.  

My life, as I see it, is just beginning at 50!  I hate that it took me this long to start figuring it out, but I am so happy I am on the right track.  I am excited to finally learn how to dream in life and dream big.  

A great mentor and coach of mine said, “If you can see it behind your eyes, you can have it in your hands.” Just think about that. It is never too late to get started. Come join me in the adventure of a lifetime.

Tomato Spinach Shrimp Pasta

Yield: 4 servings

16 oz. package of preferred style of pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil

8 oz (220g) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 teaspoon smoked paprika or more, to taste

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

4 Roma tomatoes, chopped

1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped

6 oz fresh spinach

3 cloves garlic, minced

1. To make this tomato spinach shrimp pasta recipe: Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large skillet, on medium-low heat. Add shrimp, red pepper flakes, paprika, Italian seasoning and salt in the skillet and cook on medium heat until shrimp is cooked through – about 5 minutes. Remove grilled shrimp from the skillet and set aside.

2. In the same skillet, add chopped tomatoes, chopped fresh basil leaves, fresh spinach, and chopped garlic. Cook on medium heat about 3- 5 minutes until spinach wilts just a little and tomatoes release some of their juice. Remove from heat and adjust seasoning, if needed. Cover with a lid and keep off heat. 

3. Cook pasta according to package instructions, until al dente. Drain pasta and add to the skillet with the tomatoes and spinach. Reheat on low heat, mix everything well, adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Remove from heat.

4. Once pasta and veggies are off heat, add grilled shrimp back and drizzle with good quality olive oil just before serving, for an extra taste. Serve the shrimp pasta immediately, enjoy!