CarolCooks2…#bloganuary…Day 11…What does it mean to live boldly?

Day 11 of #bloganuary…What does it mean to live boldly?

To live boldly…would mean different things to different people…

For some just opening the front door and stepping outside…would be a brave and bold move…for a child at school to raise a hand could be a brave and bold move…starting a new job, getting married, having a baby, saying NO! Saying YES!…

Being bold and being brave could be the smallest of things and it could be monumental, and life-changing…

Whatever it is be brave, be bold, love yourself, be kind to yourself and believe in yourself and take that step…”Rome wasn’t built in a day”

This reminds me of this saying the one quoted at the end of this post…Slowly, slowly catchee Monkee…

This means..this phrase now is used to describe a slow, patient approach to something and demonstrates that careful thought is often better than rushing in headfirst.

Today however I have been the bravest I have been for a long time...well maybe not but it is a big step for me…yes… I blog…I come across as fun, I am conversational …I appear confident and quite knowledgeable in some areas…underneath I am always doubting myself…I was retired when I started my blog…I am not that computer literate I get by and know more than some and far less than others…

All this new technology…I am still on the Classic Editor(WP)…the other one scares the bejesus out of me…Yes, I embrace most change ..other changes I do not like…

Anyway, as usual, I digress…You have probably gathered by now that I love to chat…among friends and fellow bloggers NOT with all these chancers who trawl social media(but) I suppose with the good comes the bad…I love the good parts of the internet …you can find out almost anything and that’s great…

Anyway…my boldness came to fruition…TODAY my very first interview(podcast) went live on Spotify, Anchor and others…I was interviewed by the lovely Rebecca of “Tea, Toast and Trivia” …me…I can’t quite believe it…How cool is that?

Thank you so much for reading this post and believe me when I say you can be brave and bold it just took me 70 years but I got there…

 

 

 

 

 

52 thoughts on “CarolCooks2…#bloganuary…Day 11…What does it mean to live boldly?

  1. Prior...

    Carol, how cool that you are on this podcast – how exciting
    🙂

    and I love how you described being bold like this: “child at school to raise a hand could be a brave and bold move…starting a new job, getting married, having a baby, saying NO!”

    also – slow cooker porridge to wake up to sounds like a great breakfast – and then using the slow cooker for the one pot meals sounds awesome 🙂
    and your soup spoons must be of super good quality to last this long

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      It was exciting to do it and thank you, Yvette…I was that child at school who always wanted to raise her hand and never did…Yes, my saucepans are good quality there are some things where you can skimp on and others where it pays to buy the best you can afford…My slow cooker has always been my faithful piece of kitchen equipment and here it is a bonus as because its hot it doesn’t heat the kitchen…result…

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      1. Prior...

        When I was doing some college course work, about twice a week, I would work from like 9 pm to about 2 in the morning- not the best hours but I worked like a semi truck and that time slot worked – anyhow, I would start the slow cooker with pea soup and ham OR lentils with carrots and chicken – and it would simmer and slowly cook so that I could enjoy it during my writing papers – (and my family never liked either of those meals – so it was a treat for me to make)
        however, my two labs did like those meals and the cute part of the story is that for some reason, my dog Cody always seemed to know when it was almost ready and would anchor right at the base of the counter top – maybe he knew by smell, but his timing was great –
        and so then they would enjoy some of the food and I did too – good memories – and because I bought a high-end crock pot in 2005 – it is still in great working order after much use –

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      2. CarolCooks2 Post author

        A lovely memory, Yvette mine were the opposite I used to do one with hock of pork or chicken with mixed dried lentils and peas and they loved it I either made bread or dumplings with it.. They still bring up the memories even now.. I agree absolutely about buying good kitchen pots and pans they last for ever.. It sounds like we both have some great memories.. Thank you for sharing yours with me 😊x

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      3. Prior...

        🙂 glad yours was such a success. The other crock pot dishes we made were received well (but not peas and not lentils) – and three top favs were Barley Soup (my husband’s specialty), classic pot roast and potatoes, and Tortilla Soup (used to be my specialty)

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      4. CarolCooks2 Post author

        Tortilla Soup sounds delicious, Yvette..I used to get a pack of dried mixed lentils and peas which was really good it contained barley and everything and amazingly the kids loved it…Pulled Pork is good done in the slow cooker everyone loves that 🙂 I wouldn’t be without mine 🙂

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      5. Prior...

        I am not sure if the model but the brand is “Insta-pot” and my son had same one and broke the seal – they can be replaced — but we have used ours a long time and use it at lest twice a week and never had a deal break – we might need to replace it at some point
        / the best thing is for making bone broth – can be made in a couple of hours – compared to two days on a stovetop that also stinks up the house –

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  2. petespringerauthor

    I listened to the whole interview—very entertaining. You sounded as I imagined, though I wasn’t sure what your English accent would be like. My main takeaways were that your interview reinforced beliefs I’ve held for some time: 1. Regardless of where we’re from, we all have similarities and differences that we should appreciate in each other. Though not a guy who cooks that much, I enjoyed listening to your process, especially your thoughts about shopping in local markets and the importance of fresh foods. 2. Cooking is like any skill we’re trying to improve upon. Part of the joy is from experimentation. Failures will happen, but how can we grow if we aren’t willing to try new things? 3. It’s never too late to change. Being brave and bold doesn’t happen overnight. It took me a while to find my groove too, but I’m happier because of it. Keep fighting the good fight for the environment and the world, Carol. It’s an investment in the future, and we all share that responsibility. Marvelous interview!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Pete you have made my day with this comment…I loved doing the interview but was/am quite apprehensive as to how it would be received by my peers and those who didn’t know me…Thank you again, Pete 🙂 x

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Jim.. I accept most change but not this.. Although I have used the basic Gutenberg and if I had to then I would but with me its how much longer will I blog… x

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  3. marianbeaman

    It was so good to actually hear your voice, Carol. And I do “know” Rebecca Budd via her online blog. How wonderful Thailand and Canada can blend in this podcast.

    I have a shy blog friend who has declared her word for the year is “Bold.” I think that is rather brave of her. Thanks for all this, Carol!

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    1. CarolCooks2 Post author

      Thank you, Marian and course boldness as I said can be a small thing like leaving the house although to some doing so is a bold step it is many things to many people… Thank you again and yes a good choice of word for a shy friend 👍

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  5. beetleypete

    Most of us think it is enough to get through the week and anticipate the next one. I think living ‘boldly’ (in the niche concept) is a luxury that doesn’t concern me.
    Best wishes, Pete. x

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  6. gaiainaction

    Such an interesting podcast Carol, so interesting, nice to hear your voice too and so much information. It has inspired me to start going to the market again to buy my vegetables and other foods. I am also fed up with all the plastic wrapping that we get in the supermarket so yes the market in the open air is the way to go. I enjoyed your podcast totally. The difference it makes to hear a blogger talk – I was never aware of that! Cheers Carol.

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