What Am I Doing?

One night, while in bed, it occurred that the “Tree of Life” symbol always appears to me in some form or another. Whether it be in a dream,  on a t-shirt, a piece of jewelry, or even while taking a stroll at a park and randomly picking a tree and calling it, “The Tree of Life.” In fact, when my husband and I lived in Tokyo, Japan from 2011 to early 2016 (he was stationed at Yokota Air Force Base) we often went to Showa Park in Tachikawa.  There was a big grassy area for picnics and leisure. It was surrounded by beautiful layouts of flowers and cherry blossom trees.  In the middle of this grassy area was a large tree with a very thick trunk and I called it the Tree of Life.

So, that night I was wide awake and decided to meditate on recent conversations I had with family and friends, personal thoughts, and that symbol.  Conversations were centered around future plans of either going back to work or continuing to be a stay-at-home mom. Personal thoughts were about embracing my inner calling to be an artist and this pull to be creative.  The symbol Tree of Life is always so soothing and majestic when I imagine the journey it took to become so vibrant; so symbolic.

With all these thoughts swirling about in succession with the circular movement of the ceiling fan an image of a tree house popped into my mind.  I immediately picked up my phone and Google searched: Tree House Meaning.  This is what I found:

  • Sanctuary
  • Personal Growth
  • Community
  • Structure
  • Playhouse
  • Branching Out
  • Achieving Goals

I thought, “Huh, that’s cool.” Then immediately turned off the phone and put my head on my pillow.  Five minutes later I realized I was still awake and the thought of Tree House Cooking obsessively kept making its way into my brain and kept my eyes open.  So, like any person that knows they’ll forget the ideas and thoughts streaming in their mind come morning, I picked up a notepad and started writing.  I wrote a vision for a creative place filled with flavors, recipes, gatherings, characters, personal space, and more.

So, what am I doing with Tree House Cooking? Well, it’s a seed right now, but the stream of sunlight and water are pouring in.  I’m not going to stop it.




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