Wow, have you been tired this week??
I have, and it's because I've been stupid. I started comparing my beginnings to other people's middles. Nothing makes me so tired as comparing myself to others.
So I stopped and baked cookies. That makes sense, right?
It wasn't because I wanted to drown my sorrows in cookies.
I baked them because -- full disclosure -- I bake the BEST cookies and, this week, I wanted to feel effortlessly good at something.
So: cookies. My quick fix.
But the truth is, these are not my cookies. I'm using my big sister's recipe; she's an awesome baker and from her, I've learned how. I grew up watching her bake, and her cookies have been famous at my kids' school for a decade. (She said I could give you the recipe here on Instagram. I'll tell her thank you, from you!)
Isn't that what we all do, really?
We start with someone else's recipe.
We stand on the shoulders of the giants who have gone before us and figured stuff out, then we innovate and add our own secret sauce.
We all have to start somewhere.
Theodore Roosevelt said this:
You're so right, Teddy. Even comparing beginnings with beginnings can be hard.
Time to look down and in, not up and out. Time to muscle up, buttercup, and get on with making my own stuff, in the only way I know how.
Happy weekend, everyone. If you bake these cookies today, you will get big hugs. I promise.
Love, Catherine x