Some of you may know that I’ve been on and off blogging for the last couple of years. It has been a creative outlet that took the form of writing and dabbling in photography and graphic design, as well as a source for lots of learning technical skills I never used in an office, like SEO, website analytics and design.
It’s a personal project I’ve stuck to for so long.
It is because it gives me the joy of creativity when I’m stuck in the rut of process, and the comfort of structure when I’m feeling overwhelmed.
In the last few months I’ve worn many “professional” hats: passively job-hunting accountant, finance student, sometimes blogger, work from home baker, and eCommerce business co-owner. Phew.
But most of all, an explorer. Exploring the world around me, learning new skills, discovering new ideas and perspectives, becoming more self-aware.
This blog started out as a food-ish blog when I was a full-time accounting/finance professional. I would share some recipes here, and I would share photos of food that I cooked/baked and ate on Instagram. It was a part of me that I didn’t always share.
I even separated it from my personal Instagram account, because I was afraid of sharing. It became something that lived online, that I dedicated time to whenever I could. And if the people in my life stumbled upon it, they too came along for the journey.
Now, I need this blog to be something new for me. Over the last few months, It has evolved with me, it has turned into one part journal – to help me document and stay accountable to myself, and one part magazine – to share with you the things I enjoy, things I’ve discovered, mostly in the kitchen … but still.
Over the last few months, I have been struggling to post consistently. I have realized that it is not because I’ve lost my passion for this space, but I’m struggling with sharing on here the world as I experience it. It no longer fits into the initial vision for my food blog.
Today, this space continues to fulfill my need for structure while I stumble along towards my next step.
So dear reader, if you’ve made it this far,
I appreciate it more than you know!
This is my first real attempt at being authentic here. Although I have declared this as my online space, I have been shy about expressing my true self here.
Going forward, this will not only be about my love of food, and sweets, but a collection of stories, guides, and musings about life in general. Hmm, this might be why they call it a lifestyle blog…
If you’re a frequent visitor, you might notice things look a bit different around here. The blog is being categorized differently. It’s built so you can find what you’re looking for in your season of life or the just the day you’re having:
- Explore: Sharing places I’ve seen, food I’ve eaten and experiences that have left an impression on me.
- Create: For the things that make me giddy inside, but let’s be honest, mostly featuring sprinkles.
- Aspire: the thoughts, habits and sometimes things that help me create structure in the chaos can be life.
- Reflect: Sharing with you the wisdom I have learned from others, whether they came my way in the form of books, podcasts, and maybe even conversations.
- Scribbles: the catch-all category for all the half-baked ideas, observations, and rants (aka miscellaneous). And hey, it fits into the name of this website!
Again, THANK YOU!
Thank you for continuing to stay on this journey with me!