Heading into the New Year, it's a perfect time for new habits. Time to drop the bad ones and pick up some new ones :) While I usually don't make resolutions, I figured why not set some personal goals for myself. The excitement of learning new things is motivating and if I document it all here hopefully I'll stick to them!
1. Teach myself modern calligraphy. I bought myself supplies over six months ago and even signed up for a course on SkillShare with Molly Jacques. So, I'm almost there, I just need to pencil in some time on the calender and get going!
2. Cook using local and natural ingredients. I love to cook and have been subscribing to Fresh Fork, our local CSA, for the past two years. It's really opened me up to cooking new recipes with fresh vegateables I'd never heard of before; like garlic scapes and sweet potato greens. :p I'm lucky to live in such a great area that recognizes the importance of local foods. Cleveland really has heart and soul when it comes to supporting the local farmer. So, I really want to continue my adventures to buy and cook local as much as possible.
3. Design more! I also have such a strong passion for food that I would love to get more involved in food package design. So any makers out there that need a wine label or food packaging, let me know. I would love to offer special pricing. It's funny beacuse started a Twitter account to post more of my design related things, but I find myself tweeting about food. Like, all the time. So, I think it would be a natural fit :)
4. Watch at least one documentary a week. I love documentaries, they force you to expand your awareness of the world around you. They are so educational and I feel obligated to commit myself to personal growth. Whenever I finish a documentary I feel more intelligent. It's exciting. Recently I was watching a food documentary and they were discussing mutated seeds and GMO's... Then it started getting into the "Svalbard Global Seed Vault", which is a housing system carrying duplicates of seeds from all around the world. It's located deep inside a mountain on a remote island, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. So, if there is ever a major global catastrophe and any specific crop becomes extinct, we will have back up. Crazy. How often do you watch documentaries? What are your favorites?
5. Blog more! I started this blog exactly a year ago and this is my fifth entry, so I need to do some work :)
Hope everyone's 20-15 is off to a great start + see you soon! :)
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