All guns blazing
Well I can't quite believe where six months has gone, but that's how long its been since I left my job in the city (is that a song?) and about six weeks after that started on the road to Toru Road. So far so good! Lots and lots of learning, which I love, even more I love doing what I want, when, where, and how. Its all on me and that's just brilliant, in charge of my own destiny.
I've never been short of ideas, always have an A, B, C to Z project going on, or in the making. So you'd think that launching into a new business would be enough, but no lets complete the degree that has taken up what feels like half my life, part time, now that I have time, TOPNZ, and do some well overdue home renovations as well, why not? Oh and then there is the whanau, but that's no project, that's the easy part, well mostly, (as my whanau read this hahaha). Love yous.
I couldn't have been more excited when my BEST BEFORE date gun arrived the other week. You know when you have too much to do, and you know you have to find the item, and can't, and you don't have time, and you don't know really where to look anyway? Well I finally found one to use on our Kale & Kawakawa Pesto and Kimchi with Watercress! Was just ecstatic that after six months of printing lil labels, it arrived. But then I realised I had to figure out how to use the thing, watched a youtube video, nope no luck, disgruntled left it for quite a few days and then when I was forced to figure out how to use it, watched another youtube video, quite a number of times, and by magic it works! Phew. Don't ask me to change the labels cartridge though.
Another biggie for me, well much bigger, is that Toru Road has purchased a commercial oven. Sooooooo excited about that. Its not here yet, couple of weeks away but it will literally open the (big oven) door for some more kai options which is so cool. I'm still on the hunt for a heavy duty commercial food processor and once I find that gem, then just try and hold me back!
Hasn't the Summer weather been amaze (ignoring any showers or rain that we may have had). I've been out and about making the most of it. Been venturing on some new walking tracks, finding kawakawa along the way at different places, which of course I love. Even managed to set my office up outside for a week or two which was something I've never done before but was inspired a few weeks back when a friend of mine had her gear outside doing work for her lil business, https://www.facebook.com/Tootute/(checkout her page, loves). Am really enjoying accomplishing things I haven't done before: new office and kitchen gear will make my life a lil bit easier, discovering new walking tracks that I've never been to before (in Porirua too, arohamai way overdue), and just being able to work outside in the sunshine, with a cuppa kawakawa tea, with the Tui's singing, well, it was just a blessing. Six months has gone by so quick and yep these guns are still blazing - including my pretty new date stamping gun! Wonder what's in store for the next six months? I'm sure there are loads more new learnings and adventures on the way for Toru Road.
Kia pai to wiki.
P.S. Aren't my BEST BEFORE's the bomb - I've never had so much appreciation for those little beauties till now.
Tracey is the owner of Toru Road. Hear about her and her whānau's journey to establishing her new business.