I don’t find many things in life easy. I want all the information before I feel competent or knowledgable in any subject. That means time. Time is something I don’t feel like I have a lot of. Especially right now. Five minutes to write and I’ve already been interrupted twice.
My most current desire is to learn how to bake*. And not just cakes and cookies. I know how to make a good cookie. I know what makes a good cookie. I’m not that experienced in cakes, but I make a wicked cupcake from a mix! No I want to figure out the science behind breads before yeast came in a packet. Something commonly called “sourdough.” But I just found out that it doesn’t have to taste sour, that’s just one form of fermented bread. I had no idea! What makes a good bread? There are so many different types of wheat. I didn’t know that, either.
But finding time to study and learn new things isn’t easy. I want to garden this year. We are starting homeschooling in August with our eldest. And always there is this writing craft to learn more about. Where do I find the time? One thing I’ve learned about writing is I must not only make time for it, but squeeze it in when I can. I suppose learning will have to be like that. Have a book I pick up when I can, jot down notes, ask friends who know more than I do, learn over time. Because nothing is fast and easy, not really. Especially knowledge. Knowledge and expertise take time and patience.
I don’t know how easy it will be to bake bread or make the perfect croissant, but I know I’ll have fun learning!
STOP. This week’s Five Minute Friday post is in response to the prompt EASY
After I wrote this it took me a day and a half to get it posted due to complications with WordPress and images. Nothing is ever 100% easy! But I am thankful I got it figured out, learned some things along the way, and remember that God is still – always – good!
*NOTE: I am blaming both The Great British Baking Show and my sugar fast for this new obsession.
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