Is there anything better than a classic chocolate chip recipe?
No. No there isn't.
I don't know where the OG recipe orginates from, but it's so good and easy I saved it to my recipe book.
COOK TIME: 10 minutes
Don't pictures always make everything look so perfect? It's easy, smile, snap, post.
She looks happy, content, put together... so on and so forth.
Chances are, I was happy that day. I wasn't under the strict quarantine that the ENTIRE world has experienced over the past couple of weeks. What you don't see is the woman who had days where it was difficult to get out of bed. The one who wore the same clothes for 3 days straight. The one who questioned when the last time was she cooked dinner or took a shower.
Past day 5 during Coronatine in Michigan I slowly was on the decline. Why?
I am a social animal. I love my friends and family and need to be around them for my own sanity. I wasn't allowed to be, and while I got SO much quality time with my son, I felt lost and depressed. Every single thing about EVERYBODY'S routine had changed. We were bombarded with fear mongering ("Coronavirus is out there, stay sheltered or you could risk the lives you love" - actual quote that sent me reeling into a panic attack) or stories of hopelessness.
My depression got so intense that I had to up my therapy appointments. And no, I am not ashamed I participate in therapy. it's a lifesaver.
This virus was a trigger for me. Every single day.
What changed it around? I threw caution to the wind. I HAD to throw caution to the wind. I visited friends that had been quarantined. I visited family that had been quarantined... then it evolved and I started visiting those who I knew had not. I stopped wearing my mask in public (judge me all you want). I quit listening to news and radio and always relied on my Spotify playlist.
Wouldn't ya know it? I started to feel and still feel "normal," whatever that means anymore. The only way I can define it is that I am back to being productive, healthy, (mostly) happy, and hopeful.
It was a dark time, but we can survive. Whatever you have to do, Coronatine or not, do it for YOUR health and for your life.
And just know that nothing is perfect. For anybody. No matter how the photos look.