At the moment, I have two dreams. One sort of big dream that I would really like to achieve but am not sure I ever will and one dream that I hope will be achievable, especially with a little one on the way.
My big dream is to become a recognised full time food writer and cookbook author. My hero whose job I am aiming for when I say this, is Nigel Slater. I love his approach to food and how he gets to make recipes, potter around his garden and really enjoy food for what it is. Simple and honest food that gives people a really good meal that does not use extravagant ingredients or complicated techniques. I have no desire to be a chef as I do not think you can be very creative in the job, unless you get to a very high level in the profession. I also have no desire to be shouted at to get the steaks out every night of the week. Therefore, I think Nigel Slater has my dream job and I would love to achieve even a tiny bit of what he has done.
My smaller and hopefully more achievable dream is that I can find a job, whether it be in food or GIS (my day job at the moment) that means I can spend as much time as I can at home with my child to see them growing up. I also hope to earn enough money that I can give them everything they need in life, without them being spoilt. To achieve this, I have thought about setting up my own GIS business or setting up some sort of private cookery lessons company that travels round to people’s homes and teaches them how to cook simple, not too expensive meals to feed their families with. I do not know exactly what I want yet but I do know that I want to see my child as much as possible. I would like a happy child who knows that their parents will do as much as they can to make sure it has the best start in life and is ready to face our ever changing world.
These are my dreams. What are yours?