I have a degree in Behavioral Science. Professionally I’ve not specifically used it. However from the perspective of where I am now on my life’s path, it’s apparent the training was necessary merely to manage myself.
I’m fully aware how many times I’ve attempted to drive myself crazy— and how many times I was successful. Activating some evil part of me who jumps up shouting SCORE! High Five!
Point in fact–
A couple of weeks ago when I awakened my sleeping blog with the kiss of my pen (metaphorically of course since I am typing away), I soothingly assured myself, I vow to be kind to myself. No pressuring about prose perfect posts, minimum word length, relevance or cleverness. Happily I listened and took my own advice for two posts.
I began contemplating post #3. Several topics stepped up to the plate. Stopping for a moment —- I love lame puns. You might assume my reference to stepping up to the plate refers to baseball, but you would be wrong. Remember this is a food blog and not a sports blog. Ha, now I’m sure you ‘get it’. Albeit it’s cheating when the pun is explained. Since I don’t cheat at cards and board games, I’m taking my cheating turn now.
Back on track —-
With post #3 I reverted to old habits of thinking. It’s gotta be this. It’s gotta be that. Writing the post marched over and positioned itself in the dreaded Should Column. Horrors! The Should Column! Oh no, soon I will suffer from procrastination syndrome. This translates into hours of wasting time reading boring Facebook entries. Help! Help! Help!
Yep, we’re back full circle to my degree in behavioral science. With behavior modification and the miracle of the calming properties of chocolate, I came out of it. I’m a bit shaky after the ordeal, but I recovered enough to write this post. The proof of the pudding will be how quickly I write post #4. The good news is I still have those previously alluded to post topics sitting on the bench waiting to come up to bat. Okay that is a sports reference, but envision those batters sitting there eating those pudding proofs.
Recipes for ‘Pudding Proofs’