I’ve been hiding something and I need to finally set it free…I am impulsive. There, I said it. My impulsiveness comes in two different flavors.
There is the entitled impulsiveness like when I see a little something that makes me WANT it in the same way that my child WANTS damn near everything (as two year olds do). That led to an embarrassing amount of consumer debt as I tried to keep up with all of The Joneses around me. And I’m hard pressed to recall one single thing that I absolutely HAD TO HAVE in those moments. Thankfully, that debt has been retired and I strive to be more mindful about the why when I feel WANT’S manic urge creeping up on me.
There is a productive impulsiveness that compels me to DO. I’ll see a project and I simply won’t rest until I start working on it. That would explain the random assortment of craft related items overtaking the limited storage space in my tiny house. See, I’m better with the starting the projects than I am with the finishing. For example, Libby just turned two and I have yet to finish creating the first year of her baby book. But then again, this is the impulsiveness that gives me a creative outlet and I’ve got one hell of a nice felted wool blanket as proof that sometimes I stick it out and see a project through from start to finish.
Although maybe I am actually hounded by a third kind of impulsiveness…a hybrid of the WANT and the DO (WAND? DONT?) This is the torment that comes from seeing something that I WANT (NOW!) and then focusing on how and when can I DO it. And I mean a singular focus on when I can DO it. Almost obsessive.
That’s how I came to experience Homemade Magic Shell. That recipe showed up all around the internet and every time I saw it I wanted it desperately. It made me pretty crazy until I could find the time to make a batch. It was that itch that you just can’t reach no matter how much you stretch your arm behind your back. And then, one day, it happened.
I melted, cooled, and drizzled. And I decided sometimes impulsiveness tastes like chocolate.
Adapted from chocolateandcarrots.com
BAH Note: Scale this recipe to your liking. I like it too much to keep much of it on hand in it’s magical form so I only make this wee batch.
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or milk, your choice)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
Combine the ingredients in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high, stopping to stir every 15 seconds, until the chocolate and coconut oil are melted.
Carefully remove from the microwave and stir to combine thoroughly. Once cooled to room temp it will magically firm up when you drizzle it over ice cream.
Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container at room temp.