I did a guest post on the blog "Daily Veritas" where I discussed my journey to Woolery Kitchen. Check it out...

I’m your typical American Millennial. We want more than the “good” job that our Baby Boomer parents sought. We want a life spent living our passions. We also go through a “quarter­life crisis” in our mid­twenties instead of a “midlife crisis” in our forties. Well let me tell you, the quarter­life crisis is real! I was well into a successful career in digital marketing when I realized that I wanted more. I became obsessed with “finding my passion” but I didn’t know what it was yet. What I didn’t know at the time was that I was really looking for purpose and that once you have a purpose the passion to follow that mission comes naturally (but more on that later)…

 

I started trying out different things to see if anything stuck as a passion. One of those things was traveling. In 2008 I took my first trip to Jamaica with my then boyfriend, Andre, and his family who are from Jamaica. The trip was like nothing I had ever experienced. I hung out with the locals, ate their food, drank their drinks and had their fun. I felt like I truly experienced the country. As I continued to travel I realized I had a passion for it and I continued to seek out experiences that allowed me to explore other cultures. In 2010 I visited Buenos Aires, Argentina where I had heard about a concept called underground dining. The concept instantly struck a chord with me because it combined travel and food (in my ten years of living in NYC I had become a budding foodie). As soon as I returned from my trip I told Andre’s mother about our experience and I also told her that I thought she could do something similar when she retired to Jamaica. She was curious, but not ready to jump in so we left the idea in the place where most great ideas go; nowhere.

Read the rest here: http://www.dailyveritas.com/finding-my-passion-in-jamaica/

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