I love to cook. I'm by no means a gourmet chef, but I like to try new stuff and my wife has purchased enough small appliances to try just about anything. I tried one of those home meal delivery services a few years ago and it kind of ignited a passion I didn't know I had.
During the height of Covid quarantine, we bought a large appliance, a Blackstone Griddle to be specific. This thing is amazing. I have made the standard fare; burgers, hot dogs, steak tips and so on. I have made healthier options, grilled veggies and chicken sausages. I have also made breakfast on occasion. Eggs and bacon have been a big hit in the LaCivita household (like I said, no gourmet cooking over here). It has brought me so much joy to be able to whip something up and feel like I put an earnest effort into making something for someone else to enjoy.
As you know, I'm also a big fan of the game of poker. I try to play often, but it will take a back seat to my higher priorities (work, family, the dogs). When I got to play in Vegas for the World Series of Poker Main Event this year, it was a literal dream come true. What an amazing experience! When the opportunity comes to play again, whether online for fun with friends, at the casino, or at another big event, I'm going to be ready for it.
Outside of being able to bring people some comfort by working as a Realtor® and a substitute teacher, I love to find the joy in the things that I do. Playing basketball, road trips with my wife, writing the occasional blog post or Twitter post are all things that are just so fun for me.
It's a great feeling to have multiple areas of interest. The elation I feel from making a nice meal, hitting a few free throws in a row, or leaving up at the poker table, is the same type of excitement I feel when I get you over the finish line of your real estate transaction.
So I want to know, what brings you joy? What are the things you get to do in your life outside of your day to day responsibilities. Comment wherever you see this blog or shoot me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). What do you do for fun?
Maybe our adventures will intersect one day.
Until then... Bon Appétit!