On Blogging and Life

How the heck is it June?

Seriously-I feel like it’s still April. I feel frozen in time, like I just moved back to my parents’ house. Yet, more than two months have gone by since I packed all of my stuff, and said goodbye to my apartment in Albany.

About a month ago, I wrote a post about why I haven’t been blogging as much. And the truth is, I’ve been struggling with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love writing this blog. I love taking pictures, and telling stories about my life. But, lately, I’m finding that the pictures of food are out-weighing the stories part.

I love writing about what I eat, but in the past, I’ve been very open about my life, too. I just haven’t been doing that.

I know the reason is because I’ve been busy. I work at my part-time job almost every day of the week, and then I go straight to the gym. By the time I get home, all I want to do is sit on the couch and relax. In addition, I only see Jeff a couple times a week, and I don’t want to spend that time on my computer.

To be completely honest, I’m not just struggling with blogging. I’m struggling with life in general. In just four months, my life has changed so drastically, and I’m having trouble juggling everything at once.

But, these are excuses. Blogging is my passion, and I want to fit it into my life. I know that many of you have been following my blog for a long time, and it’s simply not fair to you that I’m not putting my all into my posts.

I want to be as dedicated to this blog as I have been in the past. I want to be part of the community again. I want to fill you in on what’s going on in my life: the ups and the downs.

So, in an effort to do just that, I’d like to share this cake with you:

Anniversary cake

Last Tuesday, my parents celebrated their 40th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, my brothers and I took them out for a big surprise celebration dinner. 

My parents

We made reservations at one of their favorite restaurants, and invited some of their closest friends and family members.

I ordered eggplant parmesan, and I swear the chef used an entire eggplant for my dish:

Eggplant parmesan

The food was excellent, and the company was even better.

Jeff and Me

Everybody had a great time, especially my parents, and that’s what mattered the most!

My parents

Some of my favorite blogs are ones that talk about the blogger’s life, not just food she eats. I want my blog to go back to that.

I know that many of you have stuck with me through this rocky transition, and I am truly thankful for that. I am touched by so many of your comments and emails.

From this post forward, I am completely re-dedicating myself to this blog. I hope you decide to stick around. 🙂

Have a great Thursday! <3

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  1. You’re always welcome to a vacation from blogging with no reason(s) necessary. But, because I am selfish, it’s wonderful to have you back! 🙂

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