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Creativity in Isolation.
It's Day #24 at home for the Collective Staff and like most of you, we've taken some time to slow down, regroup, clean, cook, exercise and explore. But if you're like me, this rainy Sunday forced you into a slump. I'm a Florida girl so I usually love the rain, summer storms, the smell, the calm, not today. I felt myself sinking into the couch slowly, trapped in my home- no motivation to move. It's somehow 5PM and all I've accomplished is 10 reviews online... Lord help me.
So here I am-- digging through the fridge for something... anything to inspire me. Lemon, Garlic, Mushrooms, Pasta.... always cheese. I made a comfort meal, something you'd find at Carrabba's for a quarter of the price in my own kitchen. Mixing spices, chopping fresh veggies, singing Norah Jones songs while the rain drips on the windows... that' my jam. I was able to reset my mood through a perfect meal for one.
I'm here to challenge you to find your reset button. I sure as hell don't expect you to be up at 7AM running a marathon and making a killer breakfast for your family of five, but let's start small. I challenge you to find your sense of creativity today. Think about your options, make a choice and embrace it. Whatever that means for you- take it in and set a plan or an outline. You might get something out of it. Time is on your side today.
"I challenge you to find your sense of creativity today. Think about your options, make a choice and embrace it."
This blog is an introduction to my personal "Quarantine Kitchen" and why it has come to be. In the coming weeks, I'll be sharing my creative outlet with you. I'll collect recipes from our friends, give tips on safe shopping and ideal local stops for your groceries. Hopefully we can learn a bit about one another through our recipes, deepen our friendships, share some love from afar. Maybe we can even inspire someone to pick up cooking again, or try it for the first time.
Check back later this week for some inspiration. Stay home & healthy.
-Jess Serwanski, Director of Operations
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