Life is an evolution. In order to grow, we need to branch out, take some risks and get out of our comfort zones. I have always said I am forever a work in progress. I am constantly in motion. My life before COVID-19 was pretty busy, but all that changed when the world was shut down. My life as a swim coach and water aerobics instructor is on hold, indefinitely. None of the pools are opening up, so not only can I not swim for myself, but I can’t teach or coach either. No one is swimming at the moment, and a lot of schools and colleges are cancelling their sports programs, which means it is time to re-evaluate things and come up with anther plan of action, at least temporarily.
The other day, our friend Jonathon came over for a short visit and we were talking about this and that, and one of the questions he raised was “what do I want to do”. HMMMMMM! I gave it some thought, and came up with a couple of long-term ideas that I am going to present to all of you. I am always open for suggestions. I value your input and suggestions, so please let me know your thoughts, and if you have any insight on the “hows” I would be forever grateful for those as well. I know a lot of you have experience with these things, whereas I am just a novice.
- I love to teach and share information. I love to do this with people of all ages. So one of the things I thought about was to take “A Jeanne in the Kitchen” on the road, so to speak, and to start teaching cooking classes to cooks both new and old. I was thinking of doing this both in the Boys and Girls’ Clubs and for the older, more seasoned communities as well.
- As an extension of teaching cooking classes, I also thought about doing some instructional videos, maybe on YouTube, or something like that.
- Then there is always the idea of “A Jeanne in the Kitchen” cookbook. That idea has been in the back of my mind since day one. I certainly have plenty of recipes to fill a cookbook or two or three, or more.
All of these would require a lot more research and learning on my part, which I am certainly willing to do. At the moment, I have plenty of time on my hands. In fact, that is the problem; I have TOO MUCH TIME on my hands. I am NOT one who likes to rest on my laurels or to sit around idly. I need to be in constant motion. I need to be constantly challenged. Not only do I like to share information and to teach, but I also LOVE to learn.
So, please give me your feedback. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.