I haven’t been the greatest at updating CW in the past year. It’s kind of unfortunate because so many AMAZING things have transpired! I find it somewhat difficult to grasp that an entire year has gone by since I left the classroom. It truly feels like THAT was lifetimes ago. It’s also been a year since I moved into community! Looking back, this year has been a year of TRANSITIONS. I know that all of the changes are the healthy kind that serve to make room for better things. However, it’s been TOUGH. Luckily, I have been blessed with some really precious people + experiences!
For the past few months, I have been working at Seed—a farm to table restaurant with a social justice mission. At Seed, I met Joseph (he works as a Line Cook there) and we hit it off pretty quickly. Soon, we got to talking about starting a business together. We have been meeting + brainstorming for a few months and things are really coming together.
Over the weekend we got together to experiment with making Korean Tacos. I love love love Korean food. Joseph is Korean + an amazing cook! We spent Saturday evening creating different variations of tacos loaded with Korean BBQ meats/ pickled side dishes and stuffing our face. It was GLORIOUS! I have always felt passionate about street food, and have been wanting that to be my first business venture. I have always daydreamed of popping up at farmer’s markets + events. We are very much in an experimental/ exploration stage but I think we might really be unto something.
Saturday evening sparked some really good things in me. I kinda realized: all this transitioning hasn’t been as smooth as I would’ve liked but my life is G. I finally don’t feel like a fish out of water. Teaching always made me feel that way. I was always daydreaming about starting something and doing other things.
The other day I stumbled upon a poem by Mechthild of Madgeburg. (She was this medieval mystic who wrote eloquent poetry about her visions of God.) The line “a fish cannot drown in water, a bird does not fall in air” really struck a chord with me. I think that I am finally in that place where I am starting to do what I was “born to do.” This is both scary and exciting! <3