It’s been a few weeks since I posted a recipe, not because I have not made any drinks, but my day job has been keeping me very busy. I love the graduation season!! It makes me hopeful for the future. Watching the grads around me, taking on serious issues is super inspiring. Way more significant than thinking about what color bedding they need for their dorm rooms.
I have learned so much from listening to them talk about the pressing issues that we continue facing as a society. This generation is going to do amazing things! Since socially distant summer has started, I have had the chance to listen to the campfire conversations I’m impressed at the topics that have come up. I can’t wait to see what all these kids do in the next chapter.
I hope these conversations continue, and we see growth and change.
Summer means different things to different people, especially this year with so many unknowns and so much for all of us to learn. All of us need to spend time learning, listening, and engaging with our communities. But, this is something we need to carry further than this week or this month, so making time to care for ourselves is also important.
Self-care is different for everyone; for me, it means spending time taking in the world around me — later nights with friends, bare feet, and of course, cocktails. Today, a few of my girlfriends and I went to Fitch’s Farm Market to pick strawberries. Spending time with my people and soaking up their company is how I find a little bit of peace and consistency in this crazy world. So we headed out to Avon, which, if you know me, is very far from the comfort of Chagrin Blvd. As we walked through the fields picking strawberries, we all shared our thoughts and feelings, and of course, there was laughter, tears, and more laughter.
Earlier in the week, when one of my girls suggested this activity, her comment to me was, “you better start looking for strawberry recipes.” And I knew she meant cocktails.
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