It is important to have a passion or hobby as we used to call it. My biggest passion is for cookbooks. It started already as a teenager, when I used my first income in a supermarket to buy the store brand cookbooks available in the supermarket. One for cakes, one for chicken, I am sure you know the kind I am talking about.
Later on, I started buying the Australian Women's Weekly magazine style cookbooks, which was good value recipes and loads of inspiration to cook food from all over the world. My husband remarked, "You are not going to buy all the books available are you" - well not all, just almost.
Both friend and family know of this passion, and it lead to people asking me for advise on which books was the best to buy, which are my best recipes etc. Therefore, if I can help them, maybe I can help you too - I hope so, for this is truly my passion.