Response to What Movie Do You Watch When Everything Sucks?:
Martian Child, it’s a sweet movie that has the happiest ending that imperfect life can give, about reaching past the pain to connect with another human being.
Parchment paper has changed my cookie game for the better. Once you have a recipe down, don’t be afraid to experiment. I’ve learned I like less baking soda/powder than a recipe calls for, slightly more butter and sugar and I prefer the taste of dark brown sugar to golden brown. Experimenting can cause a little waste but you learn things when you do it. Also, don’t be afraid to fail!
I’ve learned how to fight my inner worrier. I ask myself, can I do something about this problem, yes or no. If no, then I have to stop thinking about it. If yes, can I do it right now? If yes, go do it. If not, put it away until I can. I literally just have to distract myself like I’m trying to get a toddler to forget about the cookies in the oven. I get better the more I do it. It has brought me peace and serenity that I would never want to lose to have that anxiety back.