"OUTSIDE THE BOX"
This past weekend I challenged myself to take a FRESH PASTA making course.
And even though I was EXHAUSTED, I went to class not because I couldn't get a refund; But because I sorta work by the mantra..."You NEVER REMEMBER the nights you slept; Only the nights you didn't." The class was DETAILED.
I volunteered ALOT.
I TOOK notes.
I asked TONS OF QUESTIONS:
And I listened to Chef share stories about how her Aunts made+STILL make fresh pasta; Realizing that not ONE PERSON on either side of my family ever did it.
Well...Because it takes TIME.
And then EXTRA TIME.
And then there's equipment.
Flour. The stuffing. Cutting. And then the different timing in cooking (because it's FRESH) AND then the SAUCE.
Yep! All of THAT: When you can just go buy what's already "in the box." Oddly enough, the 4 HOUR class had me walking away feeling SUPER accomplished(Even though some of my ravioli had burst open) I realized GOD not only ENLIGHTENED me; But CHALLENGED me to continue to LIVE "OUTSIDE" the box.
The hook was, like a box of pasta...We already KNOW what's inside.
Somebody else's dream.
Somebody else's mission.
Somebody else's idea of perfection.
And you can either support it, add to it, take from it, learn from it or get so comfortable with it...that you'll FEAR YOUR OWN dreams, missions, and ideas.
There are SO MANY PEOPLE operating in fear that's if you don't vaccinate your self with FAITH and HARD WORK you'll become infected with that virus.
Now UNDERSTAND, before I began rolling out pasta for some James Beard Award Winning Chef...I'll have to take the course 10 more times: And then 10,000 more hours after that; But I WELCOME the OPPORTUNITY to BE GREAT:
To DO things that my folks weren't able to do.
To have the BEAUTIFUL, GOD GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES TO to DO THE WORK and share my experiences.
To CREATE my OWN playlist. And yet, be HAPPY as HELL to dance with+cheer on EVERY SINGLE PERSON that has found their BEAT.
GREATNESS (comes from GOD) IT CAN.NOT. and WILL. NOT. BE. STOPPED.