I wanted to acknowledge the one year anniversary of my blog on the actual day which was December 30th, and thought of sitting down to write a few times that day. Unfortunately, more of my thoughts were consumed with a sudden life crisis. I know, like I need another one, right? However, this crisis was absolutely unexpected. This one came way out of left field and smacked me head on, leaving me completely dazed and confused. It sent my survival instinct into overdrive and bubbled up an anger in me that rarely rears its ugly head. I am physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted.
I’m not prepared to go in to much detail at this moment, but I know eventually I will share what is happening because this crisis will have a profound affect on my dietary lifestyle and eating preferences. Since this blog has become about my way of eating, cooking and living I don’t see how this could not spill over into words right here.
Today, this first day of the new year, I am relaxing. I am empty. Absurdly coincidental, I think. I will fill myself with love in the company of good people. I will fill myself with the knowledge that once again I am being reminded that I am an incredibly strong woman. I am proud of my ability to persevere. I will fill myself with the reverence of life and with deep gratitude for all the lessons it presents me. I cannot think of a better day to do this than today.
Happy New Year, my blogging friends. This writing journey has filled my soul in a way I never expected. I have come to love this community of people and the support I have received from each one of you. Thank you for being a part of my world in 2014.
Cheers to 2015. I look forward to its many blessings and opportunities. I will leave you with some of my favorite food pictures of this past year. Peace and love to you all.