Monday, July 26, 2010

So...moving on.

Wow. So, times really change. AND fast!

Since then I:
-Got a job teaching a kids cooking class for a whole month at jc. One week I taught two classes. Breakfast of champions and rakin in the dough. The next week was science week! And the third week was iron chef! Every child I got to instruct soaked so much in. Their minds and imaginations are incredible!! It was honestly the most amazing job I could ever ask for, and a huge thing that God had planned that I never knew I was even equipped for. I learned so much about myself, my patience level, children in general, and it helped keep my passion for food alive and kicking. Those kids taught me what it means to really enjoy life. They smell things, taste things, eat things, just to figure it out. I wish adults took more time to just figure things out. Life would run so much smoother if we took the time to smell things and enjoy the process behind life. I also learned from these awesome kids how to cherish everything. No stone is ever un-turned if a child has lost even their smallest, yet favorite piece of artwork or jewelry or stuffed animal. They cherish the small things as well. They dont care about how expensive things are, or how cool they look, or what they wear. They just want to run around, eat a lot, and have fun. If people stayed that easy as life went on, I think wed be in great shape!

-Finished up my last semester at Columbia, I learned so much from those classes, but also learned that mostly what I needed out of that school was to learn a new outlook on life, soak in some culinary knowledge, and realize that a degree in culinary arts wouldnt be what I needed. I am 6 classes away from finishing. Some day I might finish up the odds and ends of the degree, but all that are left are laws, and math classes. I have since finished my general Ed, and plan to go to Stan State in the Fall of 2011 for Child development.I enjoyed every bit of every class, and learned so much about the world of food, and I never plan to stop learning!

-I also, recently got engaged. That will be a whole other blog. lol! This is an exciting journey that will be my next adventure. Im just glad he loves food as much as I do. We plan to do a lot of eating and traveling along the way. So I have no idea what the future will hold, but Im excited and it is such a fun ride learning and growing and figuring it out. Im seriously up for any new challenge and I wouldnt trade any of the times over the past year for the world.

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