To market to market
Like anything that you try brand newly, there is a little hesitation, maybe even fear, but then once you’ve made your daring and bold choice, it becomes something you tick off your bucket list and away you go.
I love food. Not surprisingly because I grew up in a multicultural family where food was the centre and heart of the home.
I grew up being raised in and around food and business. Maybe you know what this is like if either of your parents passed down the recipes of their parents and so on? Or they worked with their bare hands to make a living for your family?
I grew up in and around food markets. So this weekend jumped at the chance to visit a food market. It’s not just a fresh fruit and veg market but one where street food is the hero.
Have you ever been to Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia? Maybe Thailand or Vietnam? The street food stall, hawker style vendor where you’d wander past think to yourself what is that, it smells amazing, then dare yourself to get one?
Well we were taken back to that experience, a long way away from those places but it felt just like it.
How does it feel though when you move past your fears and try something new? Doesn’t it feel amazing and you are rewarded then with not necessarily saying you are the master yet but it feels pretty damn close to being a master - master of your thoughts and feelings anyway. If you had listened to hesitation and fear, you’d have never tried the yummiest thing you’ve ever eaten!
The thing is - it’s infectious also. So if you say it’s yummy - guess what? by word of mouth and by your way of being the person next to is bound to want to have some of what you’ve got? Why? Curiosity? But also they were there watching you savour the experience! They trust and believe in you! So give me a bowl of that Pad Siew now. Funny because a week ago you didn’t want to try this dish in the restaurant? But because you saw me eat it in front of your eyes and I shared with you word for word exactly what I was experiencing, you wanted what I was having!!!!
Human beings are interesting characters. They want the authentic experience. They want the real deal. I believe you have the power within you to create the world around you. I made a daring and bold choice to try a dish I wouldn’t normally try just because it looked yummy. I had no word of mouth recommendation. I trusted my inner intuition and gut and put aside my hesitation and fear.
The more practiced you become with this, the better at it you become. Do it daily and every moment. Put aside your hesitations and your fears and find out for yourself exactly what is available, what are the possibilities? What have you been allowing yourself to miss out on? What could be possible for you?
You just never ever know until you try. To market to market to buy.......
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Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.