“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
– Napoleon Hill
For the past few years I’ve been talking about a handful of ideas…over and over…and over. I have grand notions and talk a big game. The challenge is that I’ve been reluctant to take serious action and then let the ups and downs of the day-to-day get in the way. I’ve made minor strides towards the ideas I speak of, but nothing that I would label a 100% success. My reluctance comes from worry if it’s the right time to make a move. I also haven’t been as vocal as I should about my thoughts, for fear of rejection.
I’ve met a handful of enthusiastic people over the past year who share a similar passion for the ideas I’ve been talking about for so long. With interests in-common, I felt compelled to express my thoughts. Wouldn’t you know it but apparently I’m on to something because there are others who are interested in hearing more.
I am realizing that it is better to try and fail than to never try at all. The experience in itself is the greatest tool I could ever gain. Failing will hurt but at least I made the effort. Succeeding will feel great and for that, I must try. The ideas are flowing and I am taking small steps toward each one.
So, what have I been talking about for so long…?
Since my son was born, I’ve done a great deal of evaluating life. I’m paying closer attention to how our environment impacts our general well-being… and in the grand scheme of things… how much does “this” or “that” matter. I believe that we’ve lost touch with what’s really important – we’ve lost touch with the basics. Old ways of thinking that were really not old at all; they are smart, realistic, and sustainable.
My passion for food and need for a better lifestyle have made an obvious connection.
In the coming weeks and months, The Sustainable Sweet & Savory Gourmet, is going to be testing out a few ideas among my family, friends, and community. The focus of these ideas will be around local, organic, seasonal, sustainable food.
I want to share with family, friends, and my community what we’re learning about sustainability; the benefits of eating local, organic, seasonal foods; and how to eat seasonally even when it’s not in season.
I’ll be writing about the ideas and experiences as they happen and as always, I will welcome the feedback…!
“Every good movement passes through five stages, indifference, ridicule, abuse, repression, and respect.” Mahatma Gandhi