Hello all. I don’t really feel like talking about baking today. Today I feel like talking about how baking is my meditation. The place I go to create and relax.
So much can run through your mind and motivate you in your day. So much can disturb your day!
I consider myself a well balanced and focused individual. And I truly attribute that to my love for my work and my love for my lifestyle. Yup. I love baking. And I love being vegan. I feel very lucky. I listen to the state of the world and I follow important issues. And I care. I sign petitions. I speak out. But in the end, I am a humble baker that can only affect a very small part of the world. So I do my recycling organic vegan best. And I am peaceful doing it. But sometimes that focus is my downfall. I am a baker obsessed with baking. I’m sure that that is clear to all by now. But when that one thing gets complicated, I get a little – what word should I use here – I guess I get a little tight. This heat crawls over my head and I become stone silent. And all I think about is that one thing. Until I can snap out of it, I do some mighty nutty thinking! If I carried out the plans I made when I am in this mode, well I would be a mess….
So I know this about myself and I try to remember it at those special times. Yesterday, as I brought a pan of brownies to the oven, I saw a small flame on the heating element. I was so cool. Oh this is not good. I turned off the circuit breaker and made sure it was extinguished. This means I stared at that element for a good long time making sure it was truly extinguished. Meanwhile thinking of that pan of unbaked brownies and the order I needed to fill. I went from cool and calm to tight in a heartbeat. And you know what, it all worked out. I thought all night long about what I should do. I even dreamt about it. And man I mad some crazy plans. But in the end, this one was out of my hands. And when the sun came up and the birds started singing, I made a really calm and organized plan. Thankfully I did not even attempt any of those insane convoluted plans I was drafting out!
I am back to being the cool calm and collected vegan baker. And I am off to bake……