Trying to find Simple, so I can be Marvelous...



So officially, as of today, I am half unemployed. The cafe I've been primarily working at since November is closing and I am once again on the job hunt. I had begun dipping my toe in the job application waters but a sense of loyalty mixed with fear and exhaustion really kept me from pursuing it hard core. I started by saying I didn't have time, but in reality, I didn't have the energy...

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Dill, oh how I used to hate you...unless in pickle form...



Lately I've been experiencing some interesting things...namely, liking foods I used to HATE. First it was cucumbers (I blame Greek Salads, in Greece), then I didn't mind watermelon all that much...I used to hate wine and beer (can you imagine!)...now I'm sort of a fan of dill. I am waiting to jump on the cilantro band wagon but that might be longer in coming. It just goes to show you that we not only need to be trying new things, but re-trying some old ones. You may be surprised and open up a whole new world...

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How fast can I chop a box of broccoli


One of the things I struggle with in life is speed. I don't like feeling rushed or having to run to get somewhere (I moved out of New York because my inner speed stopped matching everything around me and it was causing friction in my life). I always seem to feel like I am going against my nature when I rush, and worry about this a lot when it comes to my kitchen work. I worried to the point of distraction and then last week I heard a sentence that really stuck with me: "You have to make peace with your speed..."

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