Welcome! Our connection begins here.. Hi there! My name is Frances Brown and I am embarking on a journey of helping people discover the joy of connections and perhaps find their passion. Out of something seemingly unrelated you may find your passion! You may be surprised!!
I have spent the past 20 years working with food… cooking it, managing people who cook and serve it – holidays, weekends, nights. Food has always been my passion and still is! But the dynamics of my passion has changed. And change as we know is a constant. A constant I have come to embrace!
I am passionate food lover, traveler, road cyclist, music and theater and book lover, who finds joy digging and planting (and occasionally photographing the benefits!) in my garden, baking and cooking (did I mention I am a Pastry Chef/Chef). I put that last because I don’t want it to be the first thing that defines me. I see the immediate change of expression on people’s faces when I mention that.
Yes, some genuinely surprised, some excited at the prospect of goodies and good eating! I am continually yearning for the connections that bring us together. I love the discovery of life, that crazy uncertainty of what tomorrow will bring, I reflect back but I always look forward. I laugh a lot at life and have to say there is not one day that goes by that I do not find (or it finds me) a humorous story to tell.
Each story usually begins with “ I was minding my own business when…” I am a great listener, whom has been told more times than I can count that I should have been a therapist or counselor. I believe wholeheartedly in the power of positive thinking. And that one brief word, moment, expression that change someone’s day, someone’s life!
Like an instrument in need of tuning, I try to find that right pitch that connects me with someone, some moment, or some experience that makes a new direction, a new understanding. What will you find here? Perhaps a connection to or for your own life story; a bridge to a new discovery; a great recipe; a funny story, an understanding, a new perspective. Life! The story of my journey connecting with yours! I realize that there is good in all of us. For some, it takes a while to find it.
Life is all about perspective. Finding the good, overcoming the struggle, letting go, holding on and holding up! Trusting in the journey. I am not too sure where this will lead but let’s get this journey going!