A ridiculously easy boozy pumpkin milkshake with graham, caramel, and bourbon. Hello holiday entertaining!
I once read an article that felt so me, I just had to laugh. It’s about being overdriven, yet incredibly lazy at the same time.
Hear me out.
When it comes to projects, tasks, and work, I am a rather motivated person. I love big undertakings, I love feeling a sense of accomplishment, and my desire to succeed is very intrinsic. I’ve held a job since the age of 15, and am constantly wrapped up in something or other.
But I also need my down time. I require weekly time to Netflix & chill. I always take up the groceries in one trip so as to not have to go back a second time. And I take pleasure in spending an entire day doing nothing but eating and relaxing.
Because the article can say it better than I can, here are a few highlighted dichotomies:
You’re either dressed to the nines or you haven’t changed your sweatpants in days. When you deem it appropriate, you know how to craft yourself into an avatar of stylish, fashionable, groomed, suave perfection; but the rest of the time? You wear leggings. And postpone any clothes with structure for as long as you can manage.
You have one, very close best friend… and that’s basically it. You desire a deep sense of belonging and love but don’t in any way have the desire or energy to keep up with a large group of people in any kind of not-shallow-bullshit-see-you-once-a-month-and-call-it-friendship way.
Most of your success can be attributed to having big goals and dreams and absolutely none of the energy to execute them. You end up finding better, easier, faster ways… starting companies and becoming your own boss. Thinking outside the box, for lack of a less cliché term.
This article comes to mind especially because this month is very busy for me. I just came back from a nearly week long trip, and have Alex coming to Boston in one week. Right after that I fly out to Chicago for freelancing, then am off to a retreat in Utah. And I haven’t finished planning my October posts.
A part of me sees all this moving and grooving as a bit of a stressor, but another part of me longs for it. I get excited about a full schedule and things to do every day. I enjoy planning my weekly calendar to the hour, then taking Friday night to unwind from it all.
I think that’s what makes me an entrepreneur- that constant drive to create and to be a part of. It’s what makes it possible for me to see short deadlines and not freak out; rather, I embrace them as a new challenge and experience.
So bring it on, October. I’m ready and waiting for you. Let’s cheers to a boozy milkshake to celebrate.
What do you guys think–can you relate? What are your thoughts on being motivaizy (that’s my new word. let’s make it a thing).
Stay up to date with all things Broma on:
- 1/4 cup caramel sauce, warmed
- 1/2 cup toasted graham cracker crumbs
- 1 pint vanilla ice cream
- 6 tablespoons pumpkin puree
- 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/4 cup bourbon
- Place the toasted graham cracker crumbs on a tea plate. Wet the rim of your serving glass by dipping it into the top of a glass of water, then dip the wet rim into the crumbs. Drizzle the warm caramel sauce around the glass, being sure to drizzle up and down the sides of the glass. Set aside.
- In a blender, combine the vanilla ice cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, milk, and bourbon. Blend on high speed until fully combined.
- Pour into serving glasses. Serve immediately.