Hello! This is going to be a short one, since I’ve got exactly 24 days to turn in a manuscript and I’m generally freaking out.
How do people do this? Can I please get some help squeezing more hours into the day? What if my book really sucks and no one but my dad buys it? Baaaaeaifjdfjoiaealsdfjha FREAK OUT.
And yet, a girl’s gotta eat. Stress ice cream is a given, but with all the amazing citrus fruit now in season, a bright salad of beets and oranges and scallions, topped with light but creamy poppyseed dressing sounds about right.
Pre-cooked beets make it easy (thanks, Trader Joe’s). Fresh fruit makes it juicy. Poppyseeds make it snappy. It’s mood boosting and stress-relieving, because it’s fresh and bright but also because I can’t eat it standing over the sink, thinking of everything still left to do. Plates are necessary. Forks and seats at the table. A break from the crazy.
Perspective is a good thing! Also, oranges.
What do you eat when you’re stressed?