I’m avoiding doing what brings me joy.
Because, lately it doesn’t bring me joy, it brings me frustration, pressure, and just makes me plain cranky.
You see, last weekend I had a melt down and put ALL my writing away. I cleared off my desk and vision board. Anything and everything that resembles writing was put in a cabinet and locked away to give me some space.
So this is me avoiding writing.
I’ve watched copious amounts of Netflix — constantly on while I’m working at my day job; I’ve listened to a variety of Podcasts. I’m reading about six different books at the moment. Plus, I am now an Independent Consultant for Rodan + Fields skin care — which I absolutely love also. (Message me if you’d like more info about the products.)
All to keep my mind busy, distracted, full. And I’m ok with it.
Recently I signed up for Blue Apron. We get three meals a week that I get to choose. WE LOVE IT. Each week there are new and different recipes to try and we get all the ingredients needed. This makes cooking with Blue Apron effortless and relaxing. As I take out the ingredients for a recipe, I feel like I’m shopping from my own kitchen. It’s really sort of fun.
Then, I pour a glass of wine and I cook. The minimal chopping, boiling, and frying is strangely satisfying.
Yes, I’ve avoided writing, but there are many other ways I can be creative and, for now, I’m ok with it.
On the menu tonight: Paprika Shrimp & Cheddar Grits.
Check out Blue Apron for yourself. I think you’ll like it.
If you’ve tried their service I’d love to hear what you like about it.
p.s. I don’t receive compensation of any kind from Blue Apron for suggesting their service. Just wanted to pass on the info.