July 21, 2010

Terrified No More

Some of you may have wondered why I have not posted any new blog entries for a couple of weeks. I did cook every weekend, it's just that I had a hard time sitting down and doing the blog. I thought perhaps I've become a bit lazy, which is quite possible. But I think the main reason is that my fear of cooking is completely gone, and in fact, I already enjoy cooking. When I started this blog I thought it would take me at least a year to overcome my phobia, but it actually took only 6 months. Today I decided to cook a meal, not because I had to follow my program, or because I needed to write a blog and stay accountable... Today I cooked simply because I wanted to. And not only that, I came up with my very own recipe for a soup.

A heartfelt thank-you to everyone who has been so gracious to me and followed my blog. I appreciate your support so much. Thank you, friends, for taking this journey with me.

I am pleased that I took the courage to tackle my fear, and as a result, was able to overcome it. I'm far from perfect, and there are still many areas in my life where I have weird hang-ups and need to work on things. But perhaps I'm not alone. Is there anything you are currently afraid of? My encouragement for you, dear reader, would be to take time and reflect about your personal fears. Identify them. Then think of how you could conquer it. And just as I did with my blog, I believe accountability is crucial if you wish to succeed. So get a friend, and tell them your story. Then ask them to help you and to keep you accountable. And if you do take those steps towards personal growth, please drop me a line. I would love to hear about your journey.

Yours always,
(Un)Terrified Cook