Weekly Wanderings 16: Challenge Yourself

Hello lovelies!

It’s turned out to be quite a busy season.

I realize I have a tendency to stick with what is safe and comfortable. But in doing so I can lose sight of the things that make life full. Some of the most challenging things are also the most rewarding things. I watched a Youtube video by Hank Green of the vlogbrothers channel. In it he talks about some unhealthy productivity tips. He also gives some healthy tips like not reacting badly to failure. It’s below if you’re interested.

It’s easy for me to feel like an impostor. The phrase “fake it ’til you make it” comes to mind. I don’t feel like an expert in my field or even qualified to teach others. But in reality, does anyone feel that way? The important thing is to overcome those feelings, do it, and be open to feedback. I’m terrified of making mistakes. But making mistakes is just another step in growing and becoming better. So go ahead, challenge yourself. And don’t think of it as teaching, think of it as sharing your experience – it makes everything less intimidating.

Anyways, here are some things I found interesting this week.

Wish to Dish came up with this beautifully seasonal Springtime Minestrone with Orzo and Basil recipe. I’m allergic to beans so I can’t have traditional minestrone. But this recipe looks so delicious! I think it combines a lot of the best parts of Spring.

I’ve been a big fan of America’s Test Kitchen for awhile, so I was sad to find out that they cancelled their podcast. But I recently found out that the original host Christopher Kimball started up his own company called Milk Street and that they have their own podcast. You can find a link here. I’ve only been through a couple so far, but I like them just as much as the original ATK podcast.

Actually, through the podcast I first heard of Andrea Nguyen’s “Into the Vietnamese Kitchen: Treasured Foodways, Modern Flavors”. You can find a link to buy it on Amazon below.

Thanks for reading!

Have a great week!

* For transparency, this week’s blog contains affiliate links in the form of Amazon affiliates. If you choose to purchase through this link it will be at no additional cost to you though Blue Jangmi Blog will receive a referral fee from Amazon. The product shown is merely a recommendation based on personal taste. And I have received no other incentives to recommend any of these links.

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