Looking to change up the classic chocolate chip cookie? This recipe is a bit heartier with oatmeal and delicious granola to add a little extra oomph and it’s sure to be a hit when Santa shows up!
There a days when I stare at the computer, and nothing comes out. The days when I have nothing witty of funny to add to the overwhelming tsunami of cat videos and celebrity news. Days when the monotony of the drama is overwhelming and the news is so heartbreaking so often that you can’t help but shield yourself from it. There are days when the internet, for all of it’s soul sucking magical abilities, just sucks. Days when I want to go years without checking into my coffee shop or declaring my latest meal via instagram. When waiting to eat dinner for a photo is downright ridiculous. There are days when I am guilty of everything in this video.
(no lie, how stupid is all of that.)
And days when I head out to dinner with friends. The kind of friends that talk you into riding a bike in 10 degrees. The kind of friends that cheer you on when you are running a race or encourage you to grab the camera and take photographs around the world. The kind of friend that order nachos and crabby fries before dinner orders have been taken.
We laugh, voices exchanging stories over brews and bites. We make unexpected plans for the following weekend. We make time for one another. Hours of good company and true real life friends pass. And not once do I look at my phone. Not a cocktail is captured fro instagram, not a nibble wasted for facebook. It’s an undocumented perfect gathering.
It’s the kind of admission I need after a whirlwind year of crazy experiences. One that stretched me thin at home and fortified my desire to become a better photographer. It was the perfect moment to ground me. To keep my roots planted in reality and not chasing a ‘like,‘ a number, a fictitious carrot that will eternally be out of reach. It’s the kind of reminder that shows me all I have is right in front of me all of the time.