This is Lucy Liljegren singing her original song “Little Soldier.”
And it’s amazing.
I live in LA were people are constant bombarding you with requests to watch their videos on YouTube. It’s tiresome, mostly because these videos tend be self aggrandizing while lacking (good) content.
BUT. The other I was given a truly amazing and inspiring video. The mother of this girl asked me to watch it while I was at work, and her voice is so beautiful. The girl, Lucy, originally wanted to sell the track on Itunes to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, but was too young.
If you guys want to hear a really pretty song by a really pretty girl with a really pretty heart, check this out.
Also, if you can, help her reach her goal?
Also, she is running in The Nike Women’s Marathon for Leukemia and Lymphoma this weekend. Last year, at 16 she was the youngest runner and raised over $4000.
Her mother, aunt, and grandmother are all cancer survivors. This girl is so smart, talented, and beautiful. She is all heart, and no ego.
Please support her.
She gives me hope for the future.
I am loved unconditionally, and life is beautiful.
Sitting at the bus stop with my “new” $30 guitar. I look like a #runway.
I found #Jesus on a street corner in #LA.
Things are still going pretty well. However, yesterday I had my first really intense craving for a cooked food since I started doing this.
All I wanted were some fries with lots of salt and lots of ketchup.
Or pasta. Vegan Mac and Cheese or something like that.
I didn’t give in, but I will say I had an episode of feeling spacey during it and after it. I felt almost like I was out of my body and was sleepy.
I carried on and had some coffee. Coffee is not raw, but I am not ready to give it up.
Anyway. After coffee and filming an audition I felt fine again. The spaciness went away.
Not gonna lie, though… I’m still craving cooked carbs this morning.
Like, all I want is a vegan sofritas burrito from Chipotle. : (
Day Five Raw Food Diet:
Everything’s still pretty good. My skin looks amazing, and my skin condition is beginning to fade as well! I have tons of energy and focus, too.
I learned that wine is raw, so I had a little bit last night after performing at a comedy club. I read that when you’re raw, and you drink wine it hits you super fast. I didn’t really feel that.
I’m not gonna lie, though - I am really craving some french fries and ketchup today.
Still no major detox symptoms. I’ve had no cravings for anything cooked or processed, either.
I think this transition is a little easier for me because I was vegan for a few weeks before going raw, so therefore I had less “toxins” in my body.
I will say though, that last night I did feel a little irritable. The same kind of irritable you are when you try to quit smoking, and desperately want a cigarette. A cigarette wouldn’t fix this mood, but at the same time - I wasn’t really craving anything, and I wasn’t hungry.
That mood is gone this morning.
I will say that it is easier for me to wake up in the morning now. Normally, the alarm goes off, and I hit snooze a million times, then I get out of bed and it still takes me another ten or fifteen minutes to wake up.
Not now though - As soon as I open my eyes, I’m instantly awake. So much energy and focus.
I cleaned the entire apartment yesterday. I’ve been so much more productive. I think a part of it due to the fact that before going raw, I used to eat a lot out of boredom or as a way to procrastinate. I’d have a million things to do, but instead of doing them I’d eat cookies or chips while watching a show online even though I wasn’t hungry. I just wanted a reason to eat cookies.
Now though - I can’t eat if I’m not hungry, and the amount of hunger I actually experience in the day is now minimal. This combined with the new amount of energy I have makes it hard to just sit and watch shows online or procrastinate. I have to move, and as a result I’m getting a lot more done.
I think also the decrease in anxiety (as well as the increase in mental focus) I have is also helping to eliminate my procrastination. It’s like I had some sort of saboteur living inside of me that made me afraid to actually do some of the things I need and want to get done, but … eating raw has given me more confidence.
I also feel more grounded and more connected to myself, and the earth/people. It’s somehow helping me to remain in the present moment and live in a happy place. :)