And Where Exactly Are You Going With This?



That’s my obligatory Instagram weekend coffee pic. That’s also my favorite mug ever. Does anyone else designate different mugs for coffee or tea? I would never drink tea out of the mug you see above. I don’t know why. It’s just against my religion. I’m a weirdo, what can I say?

ANYWAY. I bet you’re wondering why I called you all here this morning. And the plain in simple answer is I need you to know that:

I don’t know what this blog is about anymore.

There. I said it. Thanks for reading. See you next week.

Just kidding.

The other day I updated my About page and what you see there explains what this blog is in a nutshell. The problem is it describes what this blog was three years ago.

Three years ago: when I was posting consistently about my day, sharing photos of what I ate, talking about going to college and working as a freelance writer for a newspaper. Three years ago: before I moved from New York to DC, before I started working a full-time job, before I lost my father. Before my life changed completely.

I am a very different person now than I was three years ago. One thing, however, has remained the same: I still love this blog.

I still love this blog but I’m struggling to find its voice. I’m struggling because I don’t want to write the same posts I wrote three years ago.

I want to write ridiculous posts like this where I tell you stories about my life and hope you’ll find them as entertaining and amusing as I do. I want to share recipes, workouts, restaurant and product reviews and giveaways. I want to share what it’s like to grieve a parent at such a young age, what it’s like to have a lump in my breast and not know what the hell it’s doing there.

The problem is I want to share all these things in this one small space and I’m not sure how to do it gracefully. I’m not sure how to do it as to not bore you with topics that might not necessarily be of interest to you, but are of great interest to me. What I am sure of is this struggle of trying to post in a voice that’s so evidently not in me anymore is why I keep yo-yoing. I don’t want to yo-yo anymore.

I started this blog in 2009 and somewhere along the way it has morphed from a weight-loss food blog to a healthy-living food blog. But now, with all life’s thrown at me and although I’m still living a healthful life, I think it’s just a life blog and I’m pretty ok with that.

I hope you are, too.

{P.S. Back in 2010, I wrote a very similar post to this and I think it describes my overall goals for this blog just as clearly as this post does.}

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  1. I’m just glad you’re still posting! Totally use different mugs for tea and coffee. Tea mugs are more dainty. 🙂 You’re great, keep posting, Rebecca!

    1. Hey Kenley!

      I was actually thinking about you the other day and the nice email you sent me when you first found my blog. It’s readers like you that keep me going, so thank you so, so much for reading and for your comment.

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