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Never Too Old and Other Lessons

by jussiecatwriter (follow)
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A cupcake
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I feel a shamed lack of mortification as I confess this, but I cannot cook. Literally. This is probably because I have not yet connected with this emotion which really does sit deep within my bones, but will probably feel once I submit the article.

Happily, the message behind this article is that any idiot can learn something new at the ripe of age of 37 if they follow instructions, and given a bit of guidance henceforth.

Well, I am happy to announce that my with my neighbour’s help, I made my very first cake slice, and undisciplined as I am, I can immediately attest to its palatability.

People would say aghast “What! The ripe old age of 37 and you cannot cook! No-one has actually said that, but it’s pretty uncommon. Most six year olds could cook. I used to be a cornflake girl as Tori Amos would say. No, not like the song.

However, I have existed on tinned products, and boxed cereals, take-aways and frozen meals.
I’m a person who always feels rushed. Cooking is healing - it slows you down. It makes you realise that yes, even though you have thrown away the television instructions in absolute frustration that some instructions are profitable, and for me, yes - doable!

You see, anything I’ve attempted to do before has never really worked out, or remained at the mortifying level of steamed vegetables and boiled eggs.

I am having a friend over this morning, and my neighbour kindly proffered instructions on whether I would like to also add cake to the coffee we are to share together.

In my usual way, I started rushing through it, but my neighbour is a slow and steady person. She did not do it for me, thus giving me confidence, but guided me, and the final result are slices that look quite tasty.

I find slowing down and more importantly, being open to new experiences a vital growing too for me in personal development.

I have always thought “No - that’s not me,” but I am thinking that cooking is one of the things I will learn to love.

The lessons learned from this experience?

1. You are never too old to learn something new.

2. Be open minded. What you try for the first time might turn into a regular and enjoyable hobby.

3. If you are a rushed person, slow down. A rushed product is not necessarily a good product.
I really am hoping my friend will enjoy the slices, and as she is close enough I can admit I did not partake of this activity independently.

# Learning
# Open Mindedness
# Cooking
# Healing
# Slowing Down
# Life
# Life Skills
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