Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Directions and Dreams

It's been quite a while since I last posted here on my blog. It seems like Facebook has taken priority of my writings. I have a group on FB for Michele's Morsels and usually just post pictures and recipes there. I need to change that. I need to post here on my blog and share it on FB. The start of 2012 has brought some big changes into my life.....I am still slowly losing weight- 30lbs total at this point - slowly but surely......It has been about 21 months of NO Smoking for me  ( YAY ) and I have decided I needed to have my hip replacement surgery. I won't bore you with details of the daily pain and struggles but the pain has exceeded the fear and surgery has been scheduled. I am always the " boy scout " when it comes to preparation of all things in my life. My hospital bag is packed, over 1 dozen dinners have been cooked, frozen and labeled for my return home post op, the house has been cleaned, bills paid, cards written out and stamped for mailing and all furniture moved and prepared for my imminent return.  So of course trying to be the optimist in addition, I have bee thinking about my future. My future as a Chef. I miss cooking for people and getting paid for it. Oh I cook plenty at home, but I want to be OUT of the house doing what I love. I have been thinking about where I can take my Culinary skills and talents and be happy.  I have several ideas and am hoping that during my recovery I can set a plan in action to aquire my dreams and goals. I went to Culinary school at 40, why not change directions at 50? One of my favorite quotes of all time is " Go confidently in the direction of your drams. Live the life you have imagined. " by Henry David Thoreau.......who says we cant change our direction or our dreams at any given time!

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