An Introduction to Kory
I am starting to understand Elaine better regarding her issues with writing her novel. Even the simple request from her for me to write an intro here has me procrastinating and anxious. I am trying to think of what I always tell her and how I can help myself.
I put up a picture up on my other monitor that motivates me. It is quiet in the house because Elaine, the cats, and Kosh are sleeping. Christina and Laurence are out at various places. It would be so easy to lay down and take a nap.....but NO!!! I will not succumb I WILL get some writing done, even if nothing is ready to be posted today.
What do I always tell Elaine? "Just write - and be yourself - nothing has to be perfect". It's a lot harder to take that advice than give it!! It's hard to concentrate on writing without a million other things running through my head. I recently started using the online task manager Remember The Milk - and it helped me out just now. I thought of yet another thing I need to do (I swear my brain does this on purpose) and I just added it to the task list. Now I can move on with this post instead of trying to keep that additional task in the back of my head. It's the little things in life.
What would I want to know about someone in an introductory blog? I would like to know what they enjoy in their free time. My favorite thing in the world to do is read. I am always reading several books at the same time for various reasons. Right now I am reading The Wheel Of Time series for fun. I am also reading The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book to learn. The third book I am actively reading is The Woman's Belly Book for development. I also enjoy listening to music and taking pictures of nature. I take pictures of animals, flowers, the sky, and random things - but not people. I spend enough time around people. When I want to take pictures, I prefer to focus on other things. I also enjoy gaming - but I had a lot more time for it before I started really enjoying being creative in my cooking.
Kory's Kitchen is my main contribution to Team Heavy Cream and will most likely remain so. I am the main cook in the house and I really enjoy it. The best part is that I do not have to shop (Christina) or clean up (Laurence); all my energy can go into cooking! I have found that being creative in my cooking is a great way to kill several birds with the same stone: I produce meals and snacks for my family, I learn about the science of cooking, and I experience what I call 'creative meditation'.
When I refer to creative meditation, I mean the "focused attention and concentration" aspects of meditation. I experience creative meditation often when I am cooking or taking photos. I am completely focused on what I am doing. Other thoughts and concerns just disappear. I look at cooking as an opportunity to learn, grow and be creative instead of looking at it as a chore. I know this is why my family can feel the love and joy in the food. It's all in the way you look at things. A change in perspective can change anything and everything.
Changes in perspective are one reason I love butterflies so much. I have them on my car, on my person, and on my walls. I even have a cool fake one in a jar! They represent strength and perseverance to me. They adjust to things that change in their lives and do what needs to be done. They evolve into what they are meant to be instead of remaining what they think they are. In reaching their potential, they become breaths of color who effect anyone keen enough to recognize them for what they are.
Perhaps I will share more of my thoughts on butterflies another time Right now I am going to post this and read for a little bit. There is a tribe date-o in an hour to watch
Tanked from Animal Planet and then
American Ninja Warrior on G4. It was hard to get started, but I had fun writing this intro for you. I will be back later - but you will see me most often in my Kory's Kitchen posts