Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Why am I here?

 So, you ask…why would anyone with an already too hectic schedule take on writing a blog?  Well I thought for my very first entry I would try to explain, just a little, about me and the reason I am jumping full throttle into this food blog.
 First, I am a 40+ year old wife and mother of four. We are a VERY busy family, especially since we are all “joiners”. From Sports, to theater, to music, to scouts…well the list goes on and on!  So, on a daily basis I am juggling 6 separate schedules in my head and trying to figure out how everyone is going to get to where they need to be on time, with food in their bellies and the proper accessories for said activity with them. I am also, I admit, naturally chaotic. I am not very organized (at least not the way MOST people are organized).  My thoughts and actions flit from here to there and I am easily sidetracked. At the end of the day I usually do get everybody where they need to be, and except for housework, everything gets done. 
     I started this blog, because not too long ago, while I was waiting for one kid or another to finish up one activity or another I realized that I was 40 years old and I was not pursuing anything that I was passionate about.  I had a job, and it was a good, steady job, but it did not excite me at all. I always loved writing and had often fantasized about writing a book or becoming published in some form.  I had in the last year or so considered, way back in the dark dusty corners of my brain, combining my two great passions…food and writing…and maybe writing a cookbook. Life however was way too busy and that thought just sat there, getting dustier and dustier. Lately though, I have pulled that thought out into the sun and dusted it off and really looked at it.  I started doing some poking around online, in bookstores, and in a variety of magazines and newspapers and discovered that this passion-combo of mine had a name…Food Writing. I began to consider using a blog as a creative outlet for me to explore this rediscovered idea.  So, before I shoved it back into its corner, I decided to seize the day and start to write. I am going to try to write often, hone this long stagnate skill.  Since, as friends and family will attest, I am beyond passionate about all things food related (I mean ALL things: from cooking, to shopping, to reading about, to developing recipes, to talking about, to obsessing over all things food) I figured this was what I would write about…and see what happens!   Welcome to my blog!

2 comments:

  1. well since you were a little girl you have had the ability to write wonderful, interesting short stories. i look fw to your blog. you are a wonderful cook and very daring it is amazing how often you are having guests for dinner and i ask what you are making and you say.."trying something new" and you usually tweek it and it always comes out sooo good! you have such a busy life yet always find time for family dinner..you and fred have raised 4 wonderful caring young adults who all love to cook and bake. so go for it Kelly and follow your dream of writting and in no time you will have a great following

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