Lately, I've been searching for meaning and value and purpose in my life. Heavy stuff I know. But for me 40 has a foot in the door ready to come in. I can't deny that turning 40 is a big deal for me. It is. I've been grappling with my self worth + value. My accomplishments and failures and failures to act. Of all 3 categories I’ve had a lot.
All this year, I've been slowly kicking around the questions: what is most valuable to me, where do I find joy, what makes me excited, what is fun, what comes naturally and easily? Of all the things I've done so far this year, I love teaching cooking classes. Yes, I've only been teaching a short time, but each time I teach a class, I feel great! I love sharing my story, sharing my life with others. I love getting to know people in an intimate setting. I love the casualness of our environment. I love sharing this food that reminds me of home and family.
From here on out, I will be focused on building up my cooking classes. I will be introducing recipes and different classes. The first class is Ohno Kao Swe / coconut curry chicken noodles. The feedback I’ve gotten so far has been positive. I will be putting together a vegan cooking class as well. The vegan class will include 2-3 dishes that I've made vegan or was originally vegan. On the meaty side of the menu, I will put together a roasting and braising class for stews and curries. I hope to have you in one of my classes because I want to share Burmese food with you. I look forward to seeing you soon.