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So I did a thing…

I applied and went to open casting for Masterchef this past Saturday in Atlanta. This has been a dream of mine for the past ten years. I applied and tried.

It was exciting, nerve wracking, and completely out of my comfort zone.

I made a Stacked Tuna Poke’. I will post the recipe later this week…but I did it. I signed up and tried. I didn’t make it past the first interview round but the two tasting chefs liked my dish, tasted it twice and even videotaped it. So there is that.

Lesson learned is simply go for it…if you don’t try you won’t succeed. Pretty simple I know but so worth it.

Go for your dreams…ya never know until you try.

Blessings my friends.

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soul on fire

Some precious friends are jumping into their future dreams this week (month) with their souls on fire!  One of them posted this on their Facebook page.  I had to steal it.  Excited for her, and I hope to continue to be an encouragement to her and her dream.

Who do you encourage?


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Revising My Bucket List

I have been wanting to revamp or streamline my bucket list especially since my weight loss.  To keep myself accountable, I am doing it here.  I am not placing order on the items as when I have the opportunity it will happen, right?

Original post in August 2012 – with updates

  • Travel (anywhere)– Just travel
  • Tandem jump
  • Parasail
  • Ride in a Hot Air Balloon
  • Learn to speak German (take a class)
  • Open a store or tea shop
  • Write a cookbook/book
  • Conquer Algebra (still in process)
  • Participate in a Disney 1/2 marathon (walking)
  • Fit into a size 10-12
  • Crochet or knit a blanket
  • Speak in front of a group of people
  • Learn how to can vegetables, or make jam and fruit preserves
  • Learn more than 6 words in sign language
  • Live in Europe
  • Own a Corvette
  • Go to a Dallas Cowboys Football game
  • Attend a gymnastics or ice skating Olympic event

One of my favorite things to do is eat at famous chef’s restaurants.  My list so far is below, and really don’t have a bucket list for them until we travel somewhere.

Emeril’s, Delmonico Steak House, Las Vegas
Chef Art Smith – Art and Soul, Washington DC, and Homecoming, Disney Springs
Morimoto’s, Asia, Disney Springs
Cat Cora’s, Kouzzina, now closed, at the Board Walk, Disney World
Wolfgang Puck’s, the Dining Room, Disney Springs
Gordan Ramsey’s, The Savoy, London
Paula Dean’s, Lady and Sons, Savannah, GA

Updated list for now anyway.   What is on your list?