The husband and I joke that we like to tackle as many huge life changes at a time as possible. So we moved across country, I wrote my master’s thesis, we searched for a house to buy, and I started job hunting. And we threw in a trip to India and one to Germany for good measure. All in about 5 months.
Fortunately we have survived and stuck to our “no dying” rule. But my blog nearly didn’t. Over graduation weekend, a good friend asked me, “what happened to the blog?” Someone finally forced me to consider what I had been squishing back in the back of my mind. I couldn’t give her a good answer then, but I think I have some insights now.
This blog has always been my fun thing to do. A place where I can share what I am passionate about–FOOD–in a way that is completely self-determined. I can share recipes, or talk about food politics, or gush about Corey Booker retweeting me. I am the boss and the only bottom line to worry about is my personal satisfaction. Although it takes time and effort, it’s still a bit of a guilty pleasure. It helped to balance out the mental effort that I was putting into school.
So once I was “job-seeking,” I think I felt like I had to give up guilty pleasures. (Our Netflix account might disagree, though…). I worried that sinking too much time and energy into the blog would somehow prevent me from finding that job. Or maybe I worried that I would wind up wishing the blog could BE my job.
Now I don’t have this excuse. I found a job. And I’ve almost gotten the hang of the 45-60 minute commute, strict time clocks, and incredibly quiet office.
So it’s time to revive For the Love of Food! Bear with me as I stumble back into the swing of things. Leave me words of encouragement, lie to me and say you missed me, or threaten to do mean things if I don’t keep posting–whatever flavor suits you.
Cool I love food too. I look forward to reading more of your blog!
Thank you! Comments are so encouraging. 🙂
Good to see you back! I do read your blogs in hopes that they inspire me to cook, ehhh…maybe even have some food in the house. It was great seeing you at the “cottage party”!
Hey Liz! It was really nice to see you, too! I’m glad to know you read my blog! The newest post isn’t really cooking…maybe that makes it easier?