That salad was my reward for this week.
See, this was one of those weeks. Surely, you know the ones. It jolted to a start at a breakneck speed first thing on Monday. After a relaxing weekend running errands and hanging out with my cousins, I realized I had some work due earliy-ish on Monday. I frantically worked to meet a 12 p.m. deadline on this extra project. Frantically. And that is how the whole week felt – just frantic. I got everything done on time every day, but the pace just didn’t stop. I wrote and wrote and wrote, but I never really felt at rest. I just couldn’t turn off the feeling of rushing.
Then today rolled around … and I do mean rolled. I woke up late, after accidentally hitting the off button on the alarm at 6 a.m. instead of snooze. So, off to another breakneck morning, I went and went and went until just before noon when I raised my head from my agenda and realized … I was pretty much done. A few follow up calls later (actually I took a break and then made the calls), it was mid-afternoon and I was free.
At first I was like “what now?”
Then I just started writing. Yes, I finished writing, just to write a little more. You do realize I am a writer, right? Actually, it made sense. I channeled my peaceful feeling into a little get-ahead work. I sent out a few pitches to magazines and then drafted an essay that still needs a lot of work. But that first draft? Getting it on paper felt so, so good.
So this salad was the reward for a week well worked. Sometimes it’s the simplest things that are the best rewards . . .
The Easy Tuna Salad
It’s very simple – a nice piece of wild Alaskan tuna that was rubbed with equal parts kosher salt and fresh pepper, browned for about two minutes on each side (I like it medium rare). I cut the tuna into chunks, toss it on a bed of baby greeens (with a few carrots and sunflower seeds) and drizzled it with Sesame Soy dressing from Trader Joe’s. Easy peasy.