“You have to take risks. We will only understand the miracle of life fully when we allow the unexpected to happen.”
I am back from my week off of blogging, and I sincerely wish I could say that it was an extremely productive week of cooking, baking and tons of ideas spilling out of my head. Instead, life distracted me…again! Who would think that there are so many interesting things to do and so little time to do it all? :) But I don’t regret one moment of it. I had a fabulous week of tidying the house, working on some other side projects, catching up on some sleep and hanging out with some great people. However, looking at my goals in my last post and comparing them to what actually happened last week, I’ve realized how hard it is sometimes to stick to my plans. My close friends can personally attest to my habit of planning out anything and everything (right, guys?!). I just can’t help but enjoy mapping out my adventures and the ability to predict the outcome, which is also why I think I enjoy cooking so much. Just like planning out events for the week, cooking with recipes call for exact measurements of certain ingredients, and there is something satisfying to me about the fact that you almost can’t go wrong if you follow the directions correctly.
But sometimes, planning everything out is not the best path to take. You can follow the recipe to the T or plan every single detail down to the minute to have it still come out a disaster. Perhaps the recipe wasn’t as good as you thought it was going to be from the beginning or you perceived an event to be more impacting than it actually was. And then there are times when the outcomes surprise you and are even greater than anything you could have imagined. We can plan as much as we want, but there is no correct recipe for anything really in life or in cooking. We all have different ideas of what tastes good or works well together, and the beauty of it all is that we can share all of these differences to create a fusion of even greater possibilities. We will only truly experience life’s greatest pleasures when we sit back and let the unexpected happen.
So actively welcome more and uncharted ingredients into this meal called life, even if there are risks. Remember to spice it up, make it sweeter, remove any bitter aftertaste, and make sure you give it your all to combine the ingredients that will create the best thing you have ever tasted.
I mean, what’s life anyways if you don’t throw some extra chocolate chips in it every once in a while, right? Happy Monday, Everyone!