Life is unpredictable...

and sometimes chaos finds its way to be your morning alarm clock. In the midst of even the most well-planned mornings and my desire to dive headfirst into scratch baking I found myself with an overflowing sourdough starter. This meant I found myself navigating a whirlwind of messes and all before I was even fully awake and capable of crisis management.

Overflows and Morning Madness:

Picture this: You wake up on a Saturday morning after getting the best sleep come into the kitchen and find yourself drawn to the sight of your sourdough starter overflowing its container. It's chaos personified, but sometimes the best moments arise when we deviate from our usual routine. Embrace the unexpected, and allow the overflow of your starter to symbolize the boundless creativity and energy that this new journey brings. Without hesitation, you jump into baking, ignoring the conventional order of your normal routine of waking up, having breakfast, and then your medication. ADHD often brings a thirst for immediate gratification and a passion for diving headfirst into new adventures. While my bagel-shaping skills may need improvement, the process itself is a testament to my willingness to embrace new challenges and learn from mistakes. So, this morning I celebrated those imperfect sourdough bagels and relished the deliciousness of the sourdough discard chocolate chip cookies.

Making Messes and Learning from Mistakes"

Messes and mistakes are an inevitable part of life. But here's the secret: they hold tremendous value. Instead of being frustrated by the chaos, view it as an opportunity for growth and self-discovery. Embrace the messes and learn from the mistakes, knowing that they are stepping stones to improvement. Remember, it's not about achieving perfection, but rather the journey of progress.


In the face of chaos, ADHD, and a sourdough starter gone wild, it's essential to embrace the beauty of the unexpected. By diving in, making messes, and learning from our mistakes, we uncover moments of joy and personal growth. If you had asked me six months ago how I would have handled this situation, my response would have been much different.

Thank you for coming on this journey with me. Catherine Delloiacono