I love to eat different food items but I never really make them, so for this experience I decided to learn to make food for myself at home, with this I can make myself something good/delicious to eat whenever I want. This experience caters to creativity strand of CAS as this helps me to be innovative and have fun making the food that I eat, it also brings out all of your senses.

LO 1 : Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth

I was easily able to identify my weaknesses the moment I started to make food, I was facing all sorts of problem, I did not have the patience to do things slowly and properly, so I messed up a lot of time. By knowing my mistakes I slowly started to work on them, I did not increase my patience but instead I listened to music while making food. By overcoming this weakness I am able to make better food.

LO 3 : Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

I organised myself by making time prior to other tasks for cooking, since it takes time to make food, I had to spend more time in making food the day I decided to make food, and use my time accordingly which I would usually never do. Planning was more difficult than initiating because there would be last minute changes for some reason or another and many times I also procrastinate.

LO 4 : Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences

During this CAS activity there were many instances where I got bored and impatient since it took so much time to cook, this made me feel embarrassed and angry at myself because food is something I enjoy but I was unable to make it, also I wanted to pursue culinary arts as a career but I was unable to do even this much. So that is why I had to show commitment and perseverance.

Conclusion : This experience has helped me improve my survivor skills, cooking is an essential survivor skill, this will definitely help me in the future if I were to live alone and generally as well. This allows me to make the food that I want to eat, cooking is something that makes you bring out and use all of your senses, and when you use them all the enjoyment and satisfaction is on another level, especially when you are the one who made it for yourself, the sense of accomplishment it brings you is something like an achievement for life not just that one time you make food, this also brought my parents a sense of relief and lessen their worries if I am to stay alone at home.

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