The 4400, Perfection and a side of SpringRolls please!

Yeah…this post is way over due!

Sooooo, I kinda took another break…a Netflix break. Sometimes you need a break!  A break from thinking, a break from writing, a break to watch countless hours of cancelled series! Ha! Shout out to everyone who now knows about The 4400 thanks to Netflix!

Count me in on the Facebook petition to bring this show back! Ha!


In all seriousness, I realized that I had become paralyzed by perfection. Yup, today I had (another) aha moment after watching a video post from this awesome blogger, Marie Forleo. You can check the actual post out here.

Big Takeaway: Starting Small and Sucky is better than being Stucky!

In other words, Shayla get off your a** and get to work!  I know I’m not the only one out there that wants to be “perfect” at everything they lay their hands on. Seriously, its time to get over ourselves and lean into the uncomfortable creative process.

Perhaps, for you its picking up that old dusty instrument you’ve been thinking about for the past 8 years. OR perhaps its starting a business, a non-profit, picking up photography or blogging! Whatever it is, don’t let the fear of perfection get in the way of your creative process and following your dreams! The world doesn’t need another pretend to be perfect, fake it to you make it copycat…the world needs your originality, your words, your creativity! So, get to work with your flaws and all!

**drops mic and exits stage left**

Asian SpringRolls

Now, on to the good stuff. The good stuff meaning food of course!

Who doesn’t love a good springroll? These little guys are amaze-balls and so easy to make! I’m talking 4 simple ingredients and your good to go!


  • Trader Joes Soyaki or your favorite Teriyaki sauce.
  • Trader Joes Broccoli Slaw Mix – consists of shredded brocoli and carrots 🙂
  • Egg Roll Wraps


  1. Set your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add a little olive oil to your pan and slowly sautee’ the Broccoli slaw.
  3. Add in the Soyaki, turn the heat down on your slaw and let it simmer.
  4. Take the slaw off the heat and allow the mixture to cool for at least 10-15 minutes.
  5. Open one of the egg roll wraps on a plate or cutting board.
  6. Add the mixture to the wrap and fold as shown in the pic above.
  7. Place the egg rolls in the oven and cook for 15 minutes or until the tops are lightly toasted.
  8. Serve on a plate with a little soy sauce or plain!



2 thoughts on “The 4400, Perfection and a side of SpringRolls please!

  1. Ashley Ingram Scott says:

    I love Marie Forleo! She’s hilarious and gives great advice. Getting started on that “thing” is scary, but I remind myself that not getting is even scarier. Thanks for your words!


    • You are absolutely right! We all have to decide that taking that first step in doing that “thing” is worth the risk and outweighs the fear of never trying and never starting!


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