Life Update, Moving, and the Biggest Change in my Life in Years



Welcome again to season 10! I’m so comfortable to be right here with you in at the moment’s episode of The Brownble Podcast, and likewise on video when you’re watching us on YouTube.

At present I have an enormous private replace to share with you as a result of lots has occurred since season 9 ended. This was our longest hiatus but and I’ve to thank every one in all you in your persistence. I do know you have been all ready for season 10 to start out and we needed to take a little bit of an prolonged break and you are going to perceive why if you hearken to at the moment’s episode.

Numerous adjustments have been happening in our lives and we would have liked time to regulate and get the ball rolling once more, and though the occasion by no means stops at and we have been repeatedly offering video content material to all of our members of our on-line program and creating a lot content material for you, reels for Instagram and recipes that we have been sharing, the podcast is such an enormous a part of what we do at Brownble and one in all my favourite components about our work. For some cause, despite the fact that I haven’t got the interplay again from you instantly I all the time really feel that it is the most private connection that I’ve with our listeners and our viewers and college students, and I missed you all! It has been a very long time coming and I once more thanks a lot in your persistence.

A Little Well being Scare 

The final time I recorded season 9 it was the summer time and I had simply gone by a really large well being scare. I had been within the hospital for a couple of days and every little thing was a little bit bit nerve-wracking when it comes to the analysis, which wasn’t very clear. As I used to be going by that, little did I understand how a lot your life may change in only a few months! I am not going to bore you with the entire particulars however the excellent news is that when it comes to the well being updates I am doing amazingly properly. Throughout the summer time I obtained a blurry spot in my left eye they usually needed to do all types of assessments within the hospital to seek out out why that was happening. There have been some very scary analysis probably connected to that however every little thing got here out unfavorable and I am doing simply high quality. With time and drugs it cleared up and I can now see higher than I did earlier than!

That was after I left you in final season of the podcast, season 9, and since then, we bought our residence, we moved to our dream house, we obtained a model new kitchen for Brownble and now Brownble does not even share our kitchen. It has its very personal working kitchen which is so thrilling and I can not consider that we have gotten to this place and we’ve got all of you to thank for that. Brownble would not exist when you weren’t right here to go on this journey with us.

Shifting, and Is the Brownble Kitchen a Actual Kitchen?

A lot of you ask me if you’re watching our movies, particularly if you’re watching older ones, if that is our kitchen, if we rented a kitchen or if it was only a set. The very first kitchen we had at Brownble wasn’t a kitchen in any respect, it was this form of filming set that we improvised in our eating room. We might flip the desk round raise it up in stilts and that turned our kitchen counter. We designed this kitchen-like background and it labored for a few years. That is the kitchen the place we have been filming and each time we needed to shoot we needed to set every little thing up, after which take every little thing down, arrange the lights and microphones and issues have advanced a lot since then.

We began filming with one digital camera and now we’re as much as 4! It is actually advanced and altered as we have grown and some years in after having that kitchen we lastly remodelled our personal kitchen and it gave us that attractive farm-style white kitchen with the picket countertop that you simply noticed in our newer movies that we additionally had for a couple of years. This was our actual kitchen at house and that meant that the entire lights, microphone stands, tripods and totally different cameras needed to be arrange and brought down every time.

Now, after this large transfer is the primary time we even have what we have dreamed of getting for years, an precise kitchen that’s only for Brownble.

That is a little bit little bit of the story behind Brownble’s many kitchens, which have modified fairly a bit by the years, and when you’re a member of our on-line program, the place we provide you with new movies each single week and we have been doing so for the previous 7 years and counting, you are most likely switching between movies and seeing the entire totally different kitchens that we have had. It is a little bit time machine after I return and watch a type of older movies and now it is so thrilling that we’ve got this bigger area the place we have been experimenting to see the place it is best to take the pictures of the meals, and what room has the most effective mild and the place we ought to document these movies for the podcast, the place the sound was going to be okay for the podcast, the place to document reels, and so on.

It has been a really thrilling journey and I can not wait to proceed making all of this content material to assist you and convey you extra scrumptious vegan meals, recipes, meal concepts and all of that assist when going vegan.

The Largest Information and Change in My Life in Years

One of many largest updates I’ve for you is of a extra private nature. I made a decision to return to highschool and I get my diploma in psychology  on the college right here in Spain, hopefully in coaching to change into a therapist down the road, and hopefully deliver you a lot further assist in so many areas. As you already know when you’re a very long time listener of this podcast, one of many issues that simply units us aside from different podcasts that discuss vegan points and animal rights and meals and recipes is that we go a little bit extra in depth into the which means behind our meals selections and into our relationship with meals in and of itself. As I all the time inform you, meals, our habits with meals and our meals selections are by no means simply in regards to the meals. We discuss so many different issues aside from veganism that may go hand in hand with this journey, and as usualI wish to remind all of you and any new listeners or viewers that you simply would not have to be vegan to spend time with us on this area, everyone is welcome regardless of how you eat, however we go into so many of those deeper areas which have actually nothing to do with elements or recipes or meals, and hopefully this journey that I am on in going again to highschool which is the scariest and probably the most thrilling factor I’ve carried out since beginning Brownble, goes to permit me to deliver you assist in a way more in depth method and provide you with a lot of fascinating views whereas I’m going by this course of.

I do not know what this journey goes to appear like, and I am going at half the velocity as a result of I’ve obtained double the load in that I’ve obtained all of our work load and now learning and every little thing else that is occurring in my life, however I am slowly however absolutely transferring in the direction of this new aim.

It was actually scary to get began on this journey at age 40, which feels a little bit bit insane typically, however I can not flip again time, so it was both going to be at 40 or 41 or 42 or 50, and so possibly 40 is not that unhealthy of a quantity.

Going again to highschool has been the wildest rideI It had been a very long time coming and I had been planning on it fascinated by it dreaming about it and I would not let myself say it out loud. I hadn’t even dared to speak to Carlos (my hubby and Brownble’s co-founder) about it! it was simply one in all these items the place I knew as soon as I laid it out on the desk it wasn’t going to be as straightforward to disregard for me and that was precisely the case. The minute I spoke that want and dream out loud, which has numerous again story for me and it was not a straightforward selection, there was no turning again. I used to be transferring each mountain to get enrolled in class and begin college and it has been some time for me, so every little thing took fairly a couple of changes.

Learning, and having to memorize a lot once more, having to undergo a statistics class contemplating I have never had a math class in ages, it actually has been a check that I’ve needed to cross, not solely the precise assessments that I’ve to cross however simply emotionally. Realizing that it is going to take a studying curve and that I am on this path and stumbles and all I simply must preserve going. It is a large large deal for me and I’m so excited. I’m so comfortable that I am simply sitting right here studying and studying all of the issues I am studying. It is a very particular factor for me and I nonetheless cannot consider it as a result of I believe it is a type of issues the place I may have stayed and waited and mentioned, “possibly I am going to do it subsequent yr”, after which we’d have been performing some challenge or one other and I’d have stored suspending it after which I’d have felt that it was too late.

It is so fascinating to return to highschool at this age when in comparison with after we normally go to varsity at 16, 17, 18, and every little thing is absorbed another way. I am positive in some ways it is a little bit bit more durable as a result of our brains are undoubtedly not the identical as after we’re youthful however there are such a lot of extra connections, particularly with a topic like psychology, there’s a lot extra depth in that studying course of due to the life expertise. I am very grateful for that, and every little thing is enjoyable and thrilling and there is not that a lot of that feeling of “properly I simply have to do that to cross this class”, or a give attention to the grades, and it is extra of a give attention to studying and seeing how I am going to find yourself making use of it.

In the event you’ve been considering the concept of going again to highschool as an grownup, to check one thing that might be very totally different out of your space of labor, or comparable however simply increasing your research, getting one other diploma, or a masters. I actually actually assume you must take this as an indication and do it! I ignored so a lot of my inside indicators that stored telling me this was one thing I actually wished to do. I stored ignoring and pushing these again as a result of I believed it simply did not match with every little thing we had happening, nevertheless it’s a type of issues the place you actually cannot anticipate how you are going to do it however you find yourself doing it and naturally I want I had carried out it sooner. That is all the time the factor after we make these selections as adults, particularly when you’re in your forties like me, nevertheless it’s been such an important expertise and that is your signal when you’ve been ready for one. We are able to we will discuss in regards to the highs and lows collectively to any extent further.

At present it additionally seems like an additional degree of actual as a result of as all the time, you maintain me accountable for thus many issues, and after I began on my vegan journey, if I’m going again to earlier than we had Brownble, I had a really small weblog that I used to be writing after I first went vegan and I used to be speaking about all of the issues I used to be studying, sharing recipes, and it was form of the origin of Brownble, and I bear in mind considering after I began it that it was going to assist me keep accountable. That folks have been going to know that I used to be on this journey. That I used to be going to offer this a attempt to that that was going to assist in the preliminary phases of going vegan. This January 2023 marked 10 years of me going vegan and it actually does assist to know that you’ve folks which are rooting for you, however to additionally say “hey, I’ll put my cash the place my mouth is and I am going to stay with this”. As you already know, this journey modified my life in so some ways and it form of seems like I am doing this proper now with college.

I’ve gone by phases of first telling Carlos, and him going by the entire strategy of me making an attempt to enrol and begin, then telling my household, then telling my pals and now the ultimate degree of “I am truly doing this!” and bringing you on this journey with me. It should be enjoyable to undergo this with all of you as I’ve carried out with most of my life since I’ve had Brownble in my life.

So right here we’re! I’m proper now sitting within the attic of our new house, which is only a dream. It has been such a pleasure to see the canine in their very own backyard, one thing they’ve by no means had earlier than, and attending to know our new city and adjusting to all these large adjustments, now having all of this area to work on Brownble and offer you much more content material, and naturally, this complete new course of has additionally meant that I am navigating lots. It is taken me some time to actually wrap my head round it  and when you’ve ever gone by an enormous change like this you already know that it actually takes time, and it typically takes me longer than most.

The methods of organizing time and work that labored earlier than for some cause do not work in the identical method now, so I’ve needed to wrap my head round a brand new method of doing issues, and a part of the explanation why we took this large leap of now displaying you our podcast on video as properly, is that we’re making an attempt to deliver you extra content material in all of our platforms nevertheless it’s exhausting to try this in so many various areas. This was a implausible technique to initially introduce all of those matters which are a little bit bit extra in depth and never recipe associated to our YouTube neighborhood and little household, and likewise to make it possible to see it on video for people who find themselves large followers of the present, who’ve been listening to us for years and possibly typically need that connection in a extra visible format. I am hoping that we will usher in some cool interviews every now and then with some fascinating professionals and peeps and have them on video as properly. 

I’m so grateful to have you ever right here and at the moment’s episode was a type of private ones by which I share what we have been as much as and I launched the season of the present and like I informed you in our little trailer or teaser final week, there’s a lot coming this season. I wish to give attention to so a lot of your questions. I wish to give attention to numerous the struggles that we undergo after we’re making extra plant-based selections or extra vegan selections. I wish to discuss in regards to the social facets of being vegan which I am all the time receiving your questions on. We’ll proceed tackling all of these exhausting matters about your relationship with meals, conscious consuming, intuitive consuming and physique picture. I really like to offer you content material round meals which is my experience however now I am going into a brand new subject as properly, and when you’ve been a very long time listener, possibly you guessed that we have been going a little bit bit in that route.

I believe it is going to be an thrilling journey so once more thanks a lot for tuning into this life replace. I wish to know the way you are doing so drop me a line at [email protected], ship us your questions in order that we will embody them on this season of the present and as typical I am going to see you subsequent week.


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