I love Christmas but now the new year has started and it’s time to ‘de- Christmas’ the house and store the decorations safely away for another year. It was a lovely Christmas and I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with my family and friends and of course time I was able to spend in my beautiful kitchen.
Moving into the New Year is of course a precursor to the inevitable return to work and turning attention away from the things which bring me the most joy, i.e., immersing myself in all things to do with food, experimenting in the kitchen and cooking for my family and friends, and towards my work, which very sadly has nothing at all to do with food. This year I am hoping I will be able to maintain a healthy perspective between the two worlds & find the time and energy to do more of what really makes me shine.
This reminds me of a conversation I had last week in which a friend asked me which ‘word’ I would choose to provide me focus in 2016. Her word was ‘balance’ – which you have to agree is a pretty good word considering the purpose – my word?….well….my word for 2016 is ‘Brave’. To be brave each and every day …to push the envelope, try new things, follow what may seem impossible dreams which are of course food/cooking related. Sounds simple enough right? ….let’s see how this pans out.
Happy New Year all – I hope you enjoy every minute of it.