Tuesday, January 17, 2012

resolution #4: continue to learn


When I think back on the myriad of work an educational experiences I've had to date, I am amazed. They make up who I am, and each of these experiences inspires to me continually expand my horizons. They run the gamut from a liberal arts B.A. to a top tier M.B.A. Being an Austrian exchange student in high school to circling the globe in college. Several years of a straight up learning curve while working for an investment bank, then heading to cooking classes at night. Throwing my first dinner party in a minuscule NYC apartment to running a wildly popular personal chef company. Learning the ins and outs of how a food product is marketed and promoted while working at a major food company to helping a smaller company understand their brand's perception and develop line extensions. Teaching healthy cooking classes to clients ages 6-60 to attending workshops myself and having 'a ha' moments.

And so, as my 4th resolution of this new year, I am making it a goal to attend an interesting speaker or workshop each month. Living in the tri-state area, this week alone the opportunities are plentiful. I'm going to share these upcoming events, in case you're local and you too get excited about continually learning and expanding your horizons in the food, cooking, nutrition and wellness arenas:

Then, looking forward to February, there's an exhibit called "Big Food: Health, Culture and the Evolution of Eating" at the Yale-Peabody Museum in New Haven, CT that I definitely want to visit. 

The school bus is going to rumble home any minute, so that's it for me for today. I'll let you know if I come across any other interesting sounding upcoming speakers/events!

1 comment:

  1. I am such a "throw it all together and see what happens" kinda gal that I really am thinking about 'learning' how to cook. I can cook, I can make great meals, but give me a recipe to follow and I generally ignore it and do "something along those lines..." January is too hectic, but maybe once things have calmed down I can head off to some of the events in our area.

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