Posted in April 2012

passion vs. purpose

passion vs. purpose

Cut to a couple years after graduation when I became really interested in cooking. After absorbing hours of the Food Network and other cooking shows I decided this would be the trajectory that my “big career change” would take. I imagined myself as the NEW Rachel Ray. Hosting cooking shows about healthy eating and teaching people how to eat well. It was a far cry from my job in insurance, and that is what I liked about. So I enrolled in a part-time personal chef certificate program, and set about learning how to handle a professional kitchen. I had more passion about cooking than I’d really had about anything before, and I could see this passion leading to fulfilling the elusive “purpose” I’d been trying to define for myself. Continue reading

Words of Wisdom

I have a bit of an obsession with Warren Buffett. If I could choose one living person to meet it would be him, hands down.  In my head he is a great grandfatherly figure that younger generations can and should learn a lot from. There is just something about this man who spent his whole … Continue reading

Living a Creative Life

I came across this series from Gussy Sews today, and I can’t get over how well timed it is. I hadn’t read this blog before (unfortunately I don’t recall how I clicked through to discover it). The universe and I are in sync this week. “…find the charm in NOT knowing how to be discouraged … Continue reading

Of a Decade

It’s no surprise to me that starting this project has me reflecting back on our college years. What does have me reeling a bit are the 10 year milestones that seem to keep coming at me like tennis balls from one of those automated machines. I was glad to put a decade between me and … Continue reading

little buddha kids.

little buddha kids.

when i was in school, i took a class for my program called “social objects” which explored the social value, messages, and implications of various objects (e.g. why do you throw away a shirt because it has a hole or a stain?  does it stop working because it’s stained?  what message do we send and … Continue reading