As summer (finally) comes to an end, I am looking forward to the cooler temperatures and all the wonderful dishes I'll be able to prepare in the oven. I've been avoiding the oven because it's just too darned hot to get near it.
I am still working two jobs and have a trip to cedar point coming up that I am looking forward to heavily. It's so nice to get away from all the responsibilities of adulthood and just be an immature kid for a few days. Other than that, my life is consisting of work and only work. I am hoping to find another avenue to make my cookbook available to you all because the original website isn't secure and I am too scared of information being stolen from someone which would devastate me.
I will check back with y'all again soon!
It's been a long few months thanks in part to my working 2 jobs. I've been working so much that I regularly forget what day of the week it is. It's all for the greater good however, I'm looking into purchasing / leasing a car in the next little while so all this work will pay off!
I'm absolutely in love with my current job at Healthy Mama's. It's wonderful to work closely with a great group of ladies who all happen to love food as much (maybe more) as I do. I'm learning some new things but most of all it has helped me work on my speed in the kitchen. I've told you guys before, I'm extremely slow. This is usually because I am writing the recipe as I cook and adjusting this or that but I am definitely slow. I've already started improving on the speed of my chopping which is great and I am feeling a bit more confident with the chefs knife.
It's looking like I am going to work the summer away. I have a good friends wedding coming up in July and that may very well be the only thing I do this summer lol Again, it's all for the greater good!
Hope you all are enjoying your summers so far!
Chat with you all again soon!
I'll be taking you guys with me for the ride so don't panic! :P
There aren't many things about my current hometown I'm necessarily awestruck by so having Ojibway Park close is such a blessing. It's an astoundingly beautiful park full of all sorts of different trees, plants, wildlife, and insects. Nearly every way you turn is the perfect photograph ahead of you, stunning. I am so glad I decided to utilize my only day off this way, it was so calming and relaxing (minus the mud trail we almost sunk into).
I wanted to share some snaps with you all!
Make sure to visit www.ojibway.ca for information about the park, its activities, and hours of operation.
Oy! I've gone from not working and leisurely cooking to working 7 days a week between both jobs. I can't say that I'm loving my lack of a life but it's all in the spirit of padding my bank account. I decided to get spend happy while I was off of work which is pretty much the worst time to go on a spending spree. Until I am back up high in my savings it looks like I'll be working myself in to the ground y'all!
I absolutely love cooking at the vegan restaurant. I'm learning so much about the vegan diet that I'm slowly warming up to the idea of going full vegan. My cheese addiction is the only thing holding me back but I can see myself taking the plunge soon. It's a wonderful environment full of lovely ladies who all love and appreciate food. I couldn't be happier. Check us out! www.healthy-mama.com
I'm also working to put together my first cookbook. I've recently discovered an app that allows you to create and sell a cookbook as a downloadable app. This is cost free and a quick way to get my book out. I'm definitely considering my options at this point.
Check in with y'all again soon!
One thing that has always crippled me with fear is driving. I had my license around the time I was 17ish and it was a disaster. I was such a basket case and didn't feel comfortable behind the wheel. Let's just say I removed my foot from the brake at an intersection and kind of rolled into the middle before speeding through and bouncing up a curb nearly killing both my father and myself. That was the last time I ever drove.
Now, over 10 years later, I'm back at it. I've realized the necessity and I'm working to overcome my fear. I've now driven twice and I feel so much more comfortable than I ever did. I hope to be road worthy in a week or so. I will keep y'all posted. This is just another thing to conquer in my life and I'm determined to do it!
The moral of this story is never give up, stay determined and you can achieve anything!
Here's where I'm at since last I updated y'all.
I got a job at Tim Hortons and within a week I also got a job cooking at a Vegan restaurant. I couldn't be any more excited as my only cooking experience is my blog so working as a cook in a vegan restaurant is just so exciting. What an opportunity :) I sure am glad I decided to start this blog for more reasons than one now! I'll let y'all know how it goes!
All of this while waiting for a contract for a job to move to Europe and I am up up and away! Getting my blue card was such a nerve wracking yet exciting experience but I'm glad I was approved.
Here's to the future!
My dreams of moving abroad are now closer than ever. I qualified for a blue card and am now waiting for the right opportunity. I couldn't be happier!! There's no easier way to travel through Europe than by living there! I'm hoping to end up in Germany or Austria but I am open to opportunities anywhere at this point.
My diploma doesn't hold much importance where I am currently living so I was surprised to learn it was considered valuable in Europe. Why in the world had I not known about this? I have been struggling to find employment period in my city and despite my work history in management and the diploma I've attained, I don't appear to be qualified for much.
I've joined a German language learning group online and I am excited to actually practice talking to someone in German. I can read it pretty well and understand a bit of it but I haven't had the opportunity to chat with people regularly so I'm definitely looking forward to it.
I am looking forward to the future!