Ok! I have been having conversations lately regarding my passion for food.... or lets say (apart from being incredibly busy selling booze) I have been cooking up a storm. Trying out new recipes and trying to follow my dream on way or another, without taking my eyes off the ball. I need adequate resources to pursue my passion. I just moved into a spanking new office which is supposed to help me focus more on what I need to do and I am loving it. That aside.
I have had friends, acquaintances... those who I have had the privilege of cooking for tell me to open a restaurant more than a thousand times. Honestly, I find it laughable yet flattering that people think my food is restaurant quality. I think otherwise. Besides, I think there are a myriad of ways to explore the cooking passion/talent apart from opening a restaurant. I could be a food author, Food photographer, Offer cooking lessons, Start a cooking show etc.. The possibilities are even endless. Just because I cook well doesn't mean I can sell food. Not everyone who sings in the shower will go on to make XFactor and sell tons of records... well, that's how life is. Some people are happy just to share their passion with family and friends. Nothing more. If it works out that you make money out of your passion, fine. I started selling booze by chance and I think it worked out incredibly well. Not because I love to drink ;-) Although my mates may feel otherwise. As a child my parents always felt I would make a brilliant lawyer because I could argue and talk for the whole of Gibraltar. Thank heavens I never did. I would have been a crap lawyer! I don't have the patience for it.
In closing, what I am saying is simply to live and enjoy your passion. Not because society expects that you should become something cause you are good at it. Its not always all about the money. Although the money will always come in handy. Just because you are good in bed doesn't mean you'd go on to become a prostitute. Enough said.