Just when did I get all this gumption?

I was busy minding my own business looking at funny sayings on Pinterest the other day when I came across some inspirational sayings as well. I think some of them had an effect on me because next thing I know I am making calls and finding jobs for myself. I called two places yesterday where I thought I could possibly teach cooking or pasta making or something along those lines. In the end I have an opportunity to do a whole presentation about Italy and do a pasta making demo at one place. And the other place is sending me some paperwork to fill out to teach in the fall. The second place is a community run education service for adults in the evening, something like the career center where I’ll be teaching as well. But this place offers courses that run five weeks long. This will give me a chance to focus on several kinds of cooking or run with my original thought of a series of classes where we spend one night a week learning each course of an Italian meal with the 5th week being a celebration night eating a whole meal together.

It’s funny because my kids think I’m having a 4th mid-life crisis in doing this. They mentioned the other hobbies I’ve been involved in but I didn’t desire to turn any of them into a serious job or business. But I love to teach and I love cooking so I figured the best thing is to combine those and run with it. I’m going to dream big and pursue those dreams. My favorite inspirational quote from Pinterest is this one:

Good things come to those that wait  Good things come to those who work their asses off and never give up. 

I’m starting to really believe this now. And sometimes you have to be so bold and just ask. The worst they can say is no and then you keep moving on.  More to come on these job opportunities in future posts.

4 thoughts on “Just when did I get all this gumption?

  1. Good job, Michelle! Go and run with it, girl, nothing better than doing the things you love! Blessings on your journey, be bold, be strong, because the Lord your God is with you (a song that pops into my head right now…)

  2. That quote is totally true, you go girl, there’s never ever harm in trying. My philosophy is: if it doesn’t work out, at least I know I’ve tried my hardest which means I have no regrets. I can tell you from own experience, once you work on something you truly love, it’s easy to continue (here from SITS Saturday Sharefest and sticking around)

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