After a long day, most people pick a poison in an effort to unwind from kids or work. For some, it’s sitting down with a glass of wine, or hitting the treadmill. For others, it’s getting lost in front of the tv, or sneaking off to the laundry room with a dozen Oreos. In my world…it’s baking.
After a day full of meetings, 237 emails, and ten phone calls, there’s nothing like concocting a new recipe during the 20-minute drive to school for pickup. On the way home, I share the newly dreamed up recipe with my child and now have a willing and excited assistant. We rush inside, unpack the remains of the day, eat a quick dinner, and get down to business.
For me, the whir of a Kitchenaid stand mixer is as relaxing as the crackle of a warm fire. The golden color of Canola oil mirrors a fine Chablis. And the taste of dark imported chocolate…well, words escape me.
In the end, my family, friends, and coworkers benefit most from my stress. It’s a win-win for all.
What’s your therapy of choice?