Growing up, I remember going to get ice cream with my family was always an exciting treat. Everyone would order ‘fancy’ flavors like cosmic cotton candy, chunky chocolate chip, and chocolate lovers dream. When asked what I was ordering, I would confidently say “vanilla.”
The response was always the same: plain vanilla?!
As if ordering ‘plain vanilla’ was on par with saying I wanted to slap a baby and kiss a priest.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a vanilla defender. I freaking love that flavor.
So it makes sense that on more than one occasion when I’ve been described as “vanilla” I consider it a compliment, rather than a subpar jab.
Yeah, maybe ‘the shopping cart’ and ‘the sprinkler’ are my my go-to dance moves, and maybe I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning, and maybe my life can be reduced to several excel spread sheets – but if being ‘vanilla’ is wrong, I don’t want to be right.
I today’s world, when everything needs to be OVER THE TOP to be worthwhile, I find the simplicity of vanilla is so comforting. Vanilla isn’t a fad flavor. It’s classic. It’s confident. It’s the Audrey Hepburn of flavors, if you ask me.
And who wouldn’t want to start their day feeling like Audrey Hepburn? I know I do, which is why I start my mornings with Coffee-mate’s Classic Vanilla and French Vanilla liquid creamers.
My coffee time in the morning is my “me” time. I scroll through blogs and read my email at a leisurely pace. I know for most people, “leisure time” is comparable to unicorns; like it’s some mythical creature that you hope exists, but know deep down it really never has (or ever will.)
Which is why “being vanilla” and having a routine is essential to my functioning like a professional adult. I mean, what professional adult doesn’t take selfies with their favorite coffee creamer? Exactly.
Please tell me I’m not the only one with morning rituals. Well, I know I’m not the only one because I’m married to someone with intense rituals. But, you know what I mean.
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