Hey, it’s 2013…when did that happen?!?
In 2012, I graduated from culinary school, volunteered for Share Our Strength/Cooking Matters, started teaching cooking independently, then got a job with the Arkansas Department of Human Services as a chef instructor.
That last bit is a grant-funded, most likely temporary gig, but while it’s here, I’ve been traveling from one city to the next in Arkansas like a mad woman, again teaching Cooking Matters. I’m teaching with a fantastic group of nutritionists from DHS who give me hope for the future of eating right. For as long as the grants hold out, I’m sticking with a great team.
My other, more ambitious goal for 2013? I’m not sure I can share it just yet. Let’s just say there are a few influential people in town who happen to have some of the same dreams I have had for a while. And a goal is just a dream with a deadline, right?
Oh, and I will eat better, too. Even those of us preaching the gospel of whole-food eating can re-learn a lesson or two. I desperately need to cut down on sugar and add some superfoods and extra nutrients back in. (New thing I just read and will try: L-glutamine may help reduce sugar cravings.) I may post my routine once I get it down; it’s mostly the same as what pulled me out of MS/lupus-like symptoms about 15 years ago. Ugh, and I still have loads of my homemade marshmallows and gluten-free Christmas cookies to finish off!
I’m not really big on resolutions, but I do aim to be the absolutely best me I can be this year. Less coasting. More reading, planning, dreaming, taking action. And I must let myself rest, too. I still crash when I push too hard.
How about you? Any food- or cooking-related resolutions or goals for this year? Put them in the comments below, please and thank you. (Under the ad, if you’re having trouble finding them.)
Meanwhile, here’s a useless but fun wrap-up of all that went on here at Fancy Pants Foodie in 2012. See if you or your favorite chef or event were one of the things that brought people here!
Here’s an excerpt:
4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals