Do you ever feel the need to just shut down and escape from the world and everything in it, and then you start planning a vacation to your favorite destination but you come back and everything is still right there waiting for you? That’s what cooking is to me; My escape. But honestly, you can only have a temporary escape if you don’t change your perception of yourself. To get this out I had to break the walls I’m so used to putting up, which thankfully, is what I’ve been doing this year; breaking walls. I’ve had to take chances that I usually wouldn’t take, say things I would ordinarily not say, and just writing this I’m smiling to myself; I’ve actually come a long way. Which is what this post signifies; Our struggles, what we think about behind closed doors, are we failing or are we succeeding, are we losing or are we winning? Mediocrity or Greatness? I’m never one to put my ideas out there, I love to keep things to myself, whether it’s a crush on a new dude or a problem I’m in desperate need of help for; but nothing and I mean NOTHING works without risk. There’s no progress and success where there’s ego, pride, envy, sadness & fear. And So of course I had to improve every area, not just business but my personal life.
My biggest inspiration was Sean Combs (P. Diddy), his hunger for success, and the dope tweets he constantly put out, my favorite “Don’t take NO for an answer hustle” But above all my love for making good food became eminent. It put me in a better space, a happy place, gave me the feeling of love, wanting to share, and with all that change, it became a lifestyle not just an escape.
Lisa Nichols once said, “your life is your story, write well, edit often”.
So as the year ends decide what you love and do it perfectly, take it a day at a time and realize that everything is a work in progress, be gracious and thankful and more importantly “Bad energy chases the money away”.
Happy holidays ️