Monday, July 11, 2016

"So Long And Thanks For All The Fish!"

I am so super excited. 

When I moved to Taber I had no idea why I did so. 
I do know, if I hadn't moved here, I wouldn't have this opportunity presented to me.
I'd still be floating through life.
Over the course of the year, I've come to realize that I needed time to heal and improve on myself, I have been able to make so many new friends and connections. I am so thankful for all of the people who have come into my life this past year. 
An offer was extended to me in High River and I have accepted it. I am looking forward to this new adventure. It's going to be a lot of hard work, but also extremely beneficial. 
I am hoping this is the last time I move in a long while!

This week I had a chance to reflect over my experiences with cooking.
When I started, I had no experience whatsoever.
There are times that I've cried, almost been fired for being too slow, been yelled at, have been the yeller, I've worked early mornings and long nights.
 I've had some amazing mentors and cherish their instruction and guidance. 
I've been thrown to the wolves, been tempted to walk off the line, and been pushed and pulled to what I thought were my limits and then pushed more.
Nothing is more satisfying then producing something that people makes people happy and excited to consume it. Nothing makes me feel more fulfilled than when those people come back again and again.

The only thing for me that would trump that feeling is when I watch my children participate and succeed in their talents.

Being in Taber has made me aware of a talent I had so readily discarded. It has awakened my love for food and cooking and I am so proud to look back over the years and be able to say to myself, "This is what I've worked so hard for." 

I am thankful for this opportunity and I know that it is the right choice for our family.

Thank you to all who have influenced my path to this point.
Thank you to my Mother, Father, and Brothers and Sisters who never gave up on me.

Thank you to my kids who have endured my long hours.

Monday, July 4, 2016

"Two Roads Diverged In A Wood And I-"

I am stuck standing in a yellow wood.
I am standing, staring down two paths,
wishing I could take both.
How torn I feel as I weigh pros and cons
Neither path appears better or worse than the other
They both look just as fair.
Neither path will be effortless
Neither path will be easy.
They both will reap me rewards of sorts.
Really, they're both the same
except for the fact that they're not.
I'd love to put a choice on hold and revisit it again
Unfortunately, life doesn't play that way
Once I choose, I won't be coming back
In a year from now, I'll re read this blog
And I'll probably let out a sigh.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
I'm going to take the one less traveled by.
And I'm hoping it will make all the difference!