I have fun cooking and, for me, that's what counts.
I am an eternity away from thinking I can call myself a cook. Cooking a new recipe is the most fun. And if it turns out, I feel killer. If it turns out to be crap on a cracker... I try to think about what I messed up or what I change next time.. Then I do a bunch of reading and try to figure it out.
Thanks for making me feel welcome.