2018 was a blur…really, it was. We won some awards for the restaurant. I won Restauranteur of the Year. I was asked to sit on the board of the RI Hospitality Education Foundation…both, really cool things that made me feel pretty fuzzy. I wrote four restaurant menus, a handful of special tasting menus….and tried out dozens of new dishes. I researched, read and taught myself some new tricks.
I learned about the vegan lifestyle. (because the guests wanted menu options…I still love meat!) I learned that writing a blog is harder than I thought. I learned that my gut is right, and I should always trust it. I learned that I have an effect on people I didn’t necessarily know I did…so, I should always be mindful. I learned that I have fans, cheerleaders and amazing mentors that I want to make sure I always make proud. I learned to say what I mean, no matter what. I learned that everyone carries something with them, and it’s really important to be kind.
I could go on and on with all these lessons, but you would be bored. the biggest lesson was that no matter what, I’m the same old me, and I like that.
Evolving always, but no change to the core.
Oh, and one more thing. 2019 is going to be quite a year. I couldn’t be more excited.