Enter "courage in our kitchens". Exit "scratch food; even weeknights"
What “showing up” means to me today is sharing the deepest and most uncomfortable parts of my journey with my tribe. And so I share this tag line change.
Why the tag line change? When your “board of directors” looks away, it’s not a good sign. So I boldly asked these two friends.. do you find “scratch food” a bit judgy? “Not a fan”, replies Sandra. “I agree” says Melissa. I’m not going to lie, the honest feedback hurt a wee bit, but I’m into growing, so I abandoned my fledgling protest.
I still aspire to encouraging my tribe to make more food from scratch; even weeknights. But I aspire even more to be approachable, encouraging and inclusive.
I may do my best creative work while asleep or in the shower, and I am deep into Brene Brown’s “Dare to Lead” so “courage in our kitchens” felt right as I woke up recently. (Anyone else working through it?)
“Courage in our Kitchens” means many things to me. For now, it means:
paper towels instead of napkins even when we have guests and not feeling like I let someone down or didn’t measure up.
ignoring the drive-through and the begging to make breakfast for supper when we get home to stay true to my word and my budget.
putting sunflower seeds in the granola bars even when someone calls it bird seed. (it’s not that they don’t like it or won’t eat it.)
asking my girlfriends for advice when I doubt myself. And being willing to take their advice. Thanks Sandra and Melissa.
Welcome to my messy life having a business in the kitchen. Welcome to my journey to change the world and make our kitchens our family’s happy place.