It was pointed out to me that I have been writing a lot lately. After a good month of not a lot of inspiration, it pains me to look back over the past few posts and see how angry the tone of the thoughts had shifted. Just as I have seen in writing, I believe the same to be true in creation of food- environment dictates product.
Yes, I left my last post as chef. Yes, I’ve left other posts. Not because the “going is getting hard”, but because I know when things stop working for me. And when things stop working, when the inspiration flutters out, and the decision is to stay somewhere and be miserable doing someone else’s bidding, or leaving and focusing on the things that make you happy- cooking your own food, giving back to the community, spending not a lot of time, but a better quality of time with the people you love- it makes for a better product. Be it food, words, or insight.
There is a lot coming up from CRUX. And now we have the time to really push the idea of a collective further than we could before. Documentation will be steady, and our sights will constantly be on what’s next- without the fear of failure.
“Truly successful decision-making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking.” Malcolm Gladwell