So for a long time I have had this dream of trying new foods, of one day being able to actually eat normal foods and order something at a restaurant without the anxiety just like everyone else. That is a pretty broad goal and dream though and so one of the things I have learned when trying to change or accomplish a goal is to set a more measurable objective. One of the strategies is to ask yourself, “What will my end goal look like?” I thought of, “Well it will look like a new food every week or every month,” as shown from one of my older posts. That didn’t really work because that is what I would need to do to get to the goal. But what would it really look like, what do I really want from this, what does it look like when I have accomplished my goal? So after having this idea in the back of my mind for a long time I thought, “Being able to order pasta in Italy.” That is it. If I am able to do that then I really have made a change. Of course I was still skeptical even with myself because I was like well that is just one food, but the idea was there. The idea that if I have really changed I will have tried new foods enough to make it to one of the foods that I have really struggled with and that is pasta.
I am so incredibly proud of myself to say that I did it!!!! I ordered and ate several dishes of pasta in Italy!!! How absolutely amazing is that!!! 🙂 Truly a miracle for a picky eater. I tried spaghetti alla carbonara, spaghetti cacio e pepe, gnocchi all sorrentina, fettucinne all’alfredo, lasagna, and fettucinne al tartufo. Not to mention I also tried pizzas while in Rome as well and not just white pizzas but normal red sauce pizzas as well. So pasta and pizza in Italy, isn’t that such a great place to really try those foods!