2 weeks now into my return to the role of a senior consultant, and so far it’s been difficult and weird. In my first week I prepared a proposition for a potential client, selling my skills as a technical expert and as a project director. During this time I was pretty absorbed by my new found consultant role, but since then, I’ve not had anything concrete to get my teeth into. As a result I’ve been boosting my energy, and my morale, by thinking about food and trying out various recipies.
This week I’ve had lots of energy and desire in the kitchen upon returning home after a day’s work – as you’ll have noticed, maybe, with my various recipies and photos. In the metro I put together an imaginary menu for my friend’s wedding in a few months time (even though I don’t know if I’ll be cooking for them or not!), and in general, food and various cookery/food books are helping me get through these initial difficult weeks back.
So, it’s difficult at the moment.
However, I’ve always been someone who gives 100% to whatever he does, and so pretty quickly I’m going to have to really get stuck into something “solid” at work. To support this process, I think that I’ll also need to forget about cooking for a week or 2. It ain’t going to be easy, but I want to get back to where I was before so that I can really judge whether I stay, or whether I return to the kitchen.
By the way, my kids (or rather my daughter) say that they prefer me as a consultant because they see more of me, though my son has already asked me who is going to be serving in our restaurant whilst he and I are cooking in the kitchen…”will Maman and my sister be serving ?”…..so, I think that the restaurant project lives on strongly in my kids.
As for my wife, she knows where I’m happiest, and I know that I have her full suport for whatever I decide to do…..this is absolutely essential for anyone hoping to create a restaurant.
I’ll keep you informed, as per usual !