Multipotentialite Friday {Introduction}

I love food blogging and bringing you, my amazing reader, weekly meal plans, round-ups and recipes from time to time. But I have also been feeling this pull to make my blog an even more authentic space where I share more of my heart and soul. Along with being obsessed passionate about food, I’m also very excited about a lot of other facets of this beautiful world.  I enjoy diving into new things and sharing what I learn with people I love. I watched this Ted Talk by Emilie Wapnick that sums people like me up; Instead of having one true calling in life I believe I may be a multipotentialite: someone who has many different interests and creative pursuits in life.  Watch it and tell me, do you think you are one too?

In the spirit of this Ted Talk, I want to start sharing on a monthly basis the things that I am randomly or predictably interested in on select Fridays. I am a very passionate person and am excited to share articles and books I’m reading, products I use and love (or want), restaurant recommendations, cookbooks I love, lifehacks and anything inspirational I’ve spotted online or in real life. I hope these link lists will also encourage you to share what is captivating your interest at the moment. I’m grateful for the community this blog is building and hope it continues to grow. I appreciate all of your support and participation and hope you enjoy this week’s introductory post in my Multipotentialite Fridays Series.

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I’m currently obsessed with Brene Brown and her shame and vulnerability research and recently started reading her third and latest book, “Rising Strong.” (If you haven’t read her first books, “The Gifts of Imperfection” and “Daring Greatly” or listened to her two Ted Talks, I highly recommend them, too). I’m only on Chapter 3 but this quote really stood out to me on the importance of bravery to rise again after falling or failing:

keep being braveWe all fall in life and I’m learning (sometimes the hard way) that it is important to own your story, gather strength and give life another go.

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A friend of mine that home-schools told me a learning program for kids to us on a computer/phone/ipad for preschool to first grade children called Starfall. I have only had it for a few days but my kids and I are already loving it; they are advancing their reading and math skills while I’m folding laundry or cooking a meal (mostly) uninterrupted. Amazing. It is $35 a year but already it feels worth it to me.

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This is a seriously delicious and rich pomegranate, white cheddar almond and sage cheeseball that I made recently (scroll through my instagram feed to see what mine looked like). During pomegranate season it is the perfect appetizer and will definitely be a new staple in our house!

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For local East Bay peeps I have some recommendations:

Sugarie Bake Shop in Pleasanton is amazing! Definitely try out their almond croissant, you will not be disappointed. Be warned that they are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.

Sideboard Neighborhood Kitchen and Coffee Bar in Danville has an amazing menu with local, fresh ingredients and lots of options and I wanted to try everything on the menu. The brussels sprouts were so good even my six year old couldn’t stop eating them!

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Thanks for reading my first Multipotentialite Friday post, I’ll be back with more soon. Have a great weekend!

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Comments

  1. Love this. I read Daring Greatly and really enjoyed it. Looking forward to digging into Rising Strong soon too.

  2. Really enjoyed this! Your blog is adorable!

  3. This is a great post! Good for you and spreading your blog into other areas of your life. Can’t wait to see what is to come.

  4. That quote reminds me of my days playing roller derby. There was never any question that you would fall, you would. You’d more than fall, you’d get knocked 10 days to Tuesday. The dare was doing it 500 times in a row and making it look effortless. I’ll have to check out those books.

    • Okay, first of all that is so cool that you played roller derby! I have only seen that in the movies. You probably have “rising strong” down pat from your experiences!

  5. Good for you! I visited your blog last week and while it’s important to have a focus it is totally allowed to just change it up sometimes. Your blog isn’t just about food, it’s about you. It’s your business, your soapbox (I mean that in a good way).

  6. I think I have heard of Starfall before, nice to hear good things about it, I will have to check it out more. 🙂 And that cheese ball sounds amazing, perfect for the holidays!

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