Alrighty, it’s been about a week since my last post and in that time I have been sorting through and solidifying a few ideas. After attending The Hundred Event I had an overwhelming amount of new thoughts and creative inspiration floating around in my brain and I feel that I have had enough time to mull over what I really want from this space.
I originally started this blog to chronicle our daily lives. I was a new teacher, new wife, and learning a lot about living in this life of adulthood. It was a way for friends and family to keep up with our busy lives in Dallas and a scrapbook of sorts for us to look back on and see how life was changing. While I still love the idea of chronicling our family life through this blog I also realized during a few of my sessions at The Hundred that this blog is MY hobby. I want this space to be a place to connect and share but also a retreat of sorts. A place that I can pour into while also taking a bit of a mental break from the daily grind of mommyhood.
Before I start on the new direction of the blog I want to tell you what exactly inspired this change. Two of the speakers at The Hundred, Kendi and Annie, both said something that really struck a chord with me. During Kendi‘s keynote on Friday evening she talked about her blogging journey and how to grow in our businesses and writing endeavors. She said that in order to not get stuck, to not feel bogged down by the pressure to blog we A) needed to not be a jack of all trades and to pick out a few choices avenues we wanted to share with the blogging world and B) we needed to find something we were passionate about and share that. If you share something you are already in love with then the potentiality of writer’s block becomes very small. Annie spoke the next day about her adventure in becoming a writer for National Geographic. She essentially created her job and shared her journey with us. She told us that if we really want to write and share ourselves with people then the best thing to do is to find something you are comfortable writing about. For her that was travel.
Ok so something I’m passionate about yet comfortable writing about for all to see…
I’m passionate about my family…but I’m not sure if I am at the point of being comfortable sharing every detail of my life online.
I’m passionate about my faith…but I’m not always sure I’m comfortable with using my blog as a venue of sharing personal spiritual encounters. (I’m more of a let’s get coffee kinda gal when it comes to God things.)
I’m passionate about food…and I’m comfortable with it being the forefront of these three topics in terms of this space.
Food. I love food! I love eating it! I love cooking it! I love finding new places and trying new things! I love beer and wine and enjoy learning about new ways to entertain! It’s something I can grow in and share with people. I have always felt that we eat relatively healthy around here and are also unafraid to try new crazy things. I find inspiration from others online and I want to share that real, delicious, healthy, attainable meals are possible on a regular basis. All of this is not to say you won’t see snippets of our personal life on here. There will definitely be updates and I’m sure adventures shared I just feel that I could use this space as more of a place for me and my mental break at the end of the day if found a different major focus.
So there you have it. Food. Family. Faith. Three strongholds in my life that I am both passionate about and comfortable sharing with everyone reading this blog.
Now let’s get cookin’!