That’s right! Historical cooking, my internship and HSP.
You might wonder what this has to do with me since I am an English student, as you might know. Well, besides that I am a big history fan as well. My favourite part is the late Middle Ages and my favourite historical figure is by far Henry 8th. Yes, I know he had six wives and beheaded two of them, but I just love the whole intrigue and the whole time aesthetics of the Tudor times.
But how does this tie in with cooking? A lot more than you might think! Because I am going to do an internship at a historical cooking studio named Eet!Verleden. If you’ve been here for a while you may remember that I wrote about not doing a stay abroad but an internship, because I have no clue what I want to do after I graduate for my bachelor’s degree. (You can read it Here, if you haven’t yet). Last week I managed to find an internship… at first try! I went to my internship coordinator at my faculty because I had no idea where to start looking. We discussed some of the things I am interested in and which kind of hobbies I have. As soon as I mentioned that I am really into history she gave me the e-mail address of Eet!Verleden. About a week or two ago I finally decided to send them an e-mail and voila! I have an internship.
At Eet!Verleden they combine modern cooking technology with recipes from different times in history. I don’t want to give away too much yet, so I’m going to leave it at this for now. 😉 Sorry, not sorry…
Somehow I always have a gut feeling about important decisions like this: I got my student’s room at first try, I picked the right studies at the first try, I know beforehand if a man will be in my life for a while, I send emails at the right time and find internships… I’ve always had this trait. It does not work all the time, though. Sometimes I make the wrong choice, but that is a scarce situation. My guts always tell me what to do and this often shields me from nasty situations if I am willing to listen to it. This gut-feeling is one of the wonderful traits of being HSP. I know that I say I see it more as a burden than as an amazing trait I have, but this is one of the aspects I love about being HSP. I’ve always trusted my guts, and I always will.
Speaking about HSP… I mentioned it to the interviewers at my internship last week. I really doubted whether I should or not beforehand, but they want to know me and they want to know what I have to offer and since this is such a big part of me I decided to mention it. I told them that I am HSP, asked them if they knew what it was and after explaining it I said: “For me, it means that I get tired by being around too many people and that I get overwhelmed fairly easily. But it also means that I am an empath, I can read situations and work with them to my favour, I spot numerous details a lot of people won’t even see, I can trust my gut to tell me what to do in every situation and on top of that I am very punctual.” After I mentioned this, I saw the two lovely, kind women smiling at me and each other. There was no judgement. They still liked me! And that felt good. It made me feel empowered and for the first time ever my HSP felt like a trait I could use in my advantage instead as it being my disadvantage.
I learned a lot in the past two weeks and even though it is a bit scary, i am excited to see what I’ll learn in the upcoming ones. Everyone, just please try to get out of your head and into your feelings. Your feelings and guts will tell you more than your ratio ever will. Trust me. It is worth it.
Thank you so much for reading! Don’t forget to check out my instagram as well! I post some art I make to go along with the posts I write, maybe you’ll like them. Thank you so much again, and don’t forget to feel a little more <3.
Lots of love,