It has been almost two weeks since I’ve been on the Internet — I’m going to tell you what I’ve been up to.
Not much. But then again, a whole lot.
I actually was somewhat busy — just two Thursdays ago I took my Chinese final and went to prom (I’ll save that story for another day). Then, I just sort of dropped offthe face of the Earth. I worked part-time as a hostess at a cafe, did some reading (just finished Paper Towns by John Green), snapchatted, did some almond butter stress eating, and a whole lot of wandering.
Yesterday, I wandered down the street aimlessly, first into a CVS to buy a few pointless things like tanning oil and Icebreakers gum. Then I talked to some of the volunteers collecting signatures outside the metro station for a good while about stringquartets and the weather. Then, I wandered downtown and had Mediterranean style tacos with my mom at 3pm. Leisurely summer livin’ at its finest.
A few nights ago, I got into bed at 10:10 p.m. Turned off the lights. My room was nice and warm because I never turn the AC on. I stayed up until midnight just watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s on my laptop and then drifted off to sleep.
It’s like time just slowed down twofold. My brain cells were burnt and fizzled to a crisp. The thought of sitting down and writing made my stomach turn. I ate a lot of Popsicles.
And then I realized that I had not been blogging and felt totally ungrounded and lonely — so I’m back! I’m looking forward to going on wild summer adventures and telling you all about them. I’m going to bake luscious cakes and eat them and tell you all about those too. I don’t regret my disappearance; I think it was healthy to do a bit of wandering. Now, I’m ready to get caught up in the world again like I’m known to do and attack whatever comes my way and report to you all about it.
Speaking of attack, this is total “attack food.” These protein pancakes have two ingredients, protein powder, egg whites, and pure power. Eat these for breakfast and you will feel like a literal beast for the rest of the day.
1 scoop protein powder
3 egg whites
Beat the protein powder and egg whites together well in a bowl. Add a dash of cinnamon/vanilla/stevia to taste. Heat a bit of coconut oil in a skillet and cook for about 3 minutes on each side over medium heat.
Feel free to jazz these up with chocolate chips, blueberries, bananas… whatever floats your boat.
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Mmmm.. pancakes <3 I missed ya, girly! But sometimes a break is the best thing ever. Sometimes I'll wander aimlessly around town, just soaking it all in. No pressure or stress, just.. I don't know. Existing.
ps I am in love with your countertop. We're redoing our kitchen soon and that's almost exactly what I want!
Thank you! I am glad that you agree! Sometimes exiting as a blogger is a treacherous balance between blogging to live and living to blog! And actually, it's not a counter top, my dad got me a little square of marble for my birthday… tricky photography makes it look much larger than it really is ;).
I think you're absolutely right-I'm so excited to hear about your summer adventures!
Thanks so much! I can't wait to share them with you all!
That looks amazing! And every blogger reaches that question sometime!
Glad to hear your back into blogging Erica! Also, I can totally relate to almond butter stress eating haha!
Right?! I am excited about your new youtube channel! I will definitely check it out!
Oh my gosh.. I am making these tomorrow morning!
Let me know how you like them!
Girl I have definitely been there a lot lately myself, but I always end up coming back to blogging. It's just what people like you and me do well 🙂 A bit of wandering is always healthy, it's what summer days are for.
I am so glad that you can relate — and glad that I am not the only one! Now I am back with more inspiration than ever!
Made these this morning using 2 whole eggs – I like the yolks – and they turned out FABULOUS! I didn't 'jazz' them up, but I WILL be making these again and then will try cinnamon and maybe choco chips and maybe fruit and . . . Thanks for bringing back pancakes I can feel comfortable about eating without worrying about blood sugar spikes. Since I used vanilla flavored protein shake mix, they taste great without any added stuff like syrup. Yup, these will be featured at least once a week! My mixture made two GIANT pancakes. Yum! They'd make great crepes, too. Thanks again for this simple yet versatile recipe.
Thank you so much! Ahhh I am so glad that you like them, they are one of my favorite meals as of lately! Let me know any wacky combinations you make… I will have to try out the crepes for myself!
These look delicious as always! Time without internet is always good…but at the end of the day..something does go missing. It's those parts of yourself which you only allow the world to see when you are still, quiet, and writing…
I went away too, I've missed reading you!!