I had an amazing realization this week.  Every year I set a goal, or have a desire to cook more for my family.  Those who know me and/or have taken any classes from me, know that cooking is my Achilles heel.  I am not sure why, but I have struggled with it for as long as I can remember.  But for at least 20 years it has been a struggle.

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As we sat down to do our family meeting where we review last years goals and create this years goals, I had the sad realization I once again had made no progress in this area.  Why I wondered, why was THIS so hard for me?

Later I was praying about this cool class I wanted to sign up for.  I was really excited about it, the only thing is it is 6 hours a week for 10 weeks.  This class is on something I am already good at, I just wanted to increase my skills and I know I will enjoy learning about the topic.

As I was praying about it, God impressed upon my mind that if I spent 6 hours a week learning and practicing cooking for 10 weeks, by the end I would feel confident cooking and even enjoy it.


I have to put effort into it to create a change.

I also have to be educated to help create this change.

Of course I knew this on a logical level.  However since I haven’t enjoyed cooking, I haven’t wanted to invest the time into it.  I hadn’t even ever thought about taking a cooking classes.  But with this new insight I went online and was led to 2 cooking classes that would bless me.  Now I just need to choose one and move forward with it.  Setting a goal to work on my cooking skills 4-5 days a week.

So I am putting it out there to the world!

I commit to put the time, money and effort needed to learn and practice this skill of cooking.  

THIS is the year I will learn to cook and even better, learn to enjoy cooking.

1 Comment

  1. That is great, and smart of you to make that choice. I have become a pretty uninspired cook but something that helped push me into Just Doing It was signing up for one of those services that sends you all the ingredients and clear instructions, for a certain number of meals each week. While going through the prep and cooking steps in the little cards they send out, I realized I really CAN do this, I just needed a new boost! I’m sure the class will have a similar effect. Good luck!

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