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New job, first day: feeling overwhelmed, and thinking of… meat stuffed peppers

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Today was the first day at my new job as a school tutor. It went pretty well, although it was overwhelming at times. It’s been awhile since I had a job, and I approached this new opportunity with enthusiasm, but also with fear. What if I’m going to fail? What if my gap in employment will get the best of me? My usual fear of failure set in, and I felt insecure, vulnerable, and out of place. Keep Reading

I don’t mind the heat – I just want to make some meatballs!

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It’s near the end of summer – and it’s really, really hot.

These past few days have been very hot and humid in Chicagoland, and work in the kitchen has been unbearable. It feels like the whole house is a melting pot of simmering, sticky heat, and the air conditioning in full swing hardly makes any difference. The days start off with a glorious sunrise and a cool wind which promises mild temperatures – however, that is never the case. Soon, the temperature starts climbing, and everybody frantically runs for shelter from the heat. On this weather, a glass of cold water and a shaded area are my best friends.

I wanted to give cooking a break and to live off panini for a few days, but then I bought some ground pork from the local grocery store, and I had to reconsider my plan. Keep Reading