Made a pie with my baking idol

A few weeks ago, I met my baking idol, Joy the Baker (check her out, yo). It was a brush with fame for me, on the real.

Rolling pie crust with Joy

Remember when I told you to do small things to help you move forward when you feel anxious? Well, making pie is one of them! And cookies. Baking silences my anxious thoughts because it gives me something tangible to focus on, to complete.

Recipes literally tell you what to do. Ah, what a relief, right? When you’re so freaked out about what to do next in life that getting through the day feels like torture, a recipe that gives you steps, measurements, and instructions is so welcome. Plus, you can share your baked goods with your friends and everyone will love you and tell you how awesome you are (which you are), an excellent way to shift out of that anxiety.

Along with Joy the Baker, another awesome food blog is authored by an actual college girl! Emily is the girl behind Not Your Average College Food (ummm she’s been feautred on NPR, nbd) and she was part of The Happy College Girl Summit. She rocks.

When you need to get out of your head, take a break from all of the stuff that’s making you anxious, and still feel productive, try baking something. Then share it with friends. This can only help, college girls!

Also…tell your anxious thoughts to GET OFF MY JOCK.

Sarah and Joy get off my jock