Return from the Break

Welcome back to the Roaring Twenties, my friends!! I bet you all thought I had abandoned you/this blog. I didn’t. First it was that I was busier than anticipated after vacation and then I was dealing with some health challenges and then I was working on some personal projects which I may share here in the future. Through it all, I either cooked very little or not at all… thus, no writing (or too exhausted at the end of the day to write). I trust all enjoyed his/her Christmas holiday and New Year celebrations. Be sure to tell me about your holiday adventures in the comments below!

This is the time of year when everyone is driving full-force into their New Year’s resolutions. The gyms are all packed to capacity, produce is being picked clean at all the health-food stores (believe it or not, one location of Sprouts actually ran out of cucumbers one night!), and fitness apparel shops are clearly running in the black. Everyone seems to jump on the fitness bandwagon; but since my recent health challenges and being barred from strenuous activity for the moment, this is easily not my resolution. I don’t typically make resolutions anyway.

I prefer goals and lifestyle improvements over resolutions that tend to be broken by March at the latest. Instead, this year I have purposed to slow down, relax, and maybe read more (and not exclusively food-related materials, but in general). In this spirit, and in light of the new cookbooks I received for Christmas, the higher-end recipes may not appear as frequently per month (I won’t be doing away with Bon App/Saveur/Food & Wine mags entirely), but I still intend to pursue this blog in a more classic recipe way. It was one of my original goals after all… TEN YEARS AGO! Guys. WordPress just congratulated me on 10 years with them. I can hardly believe I began this blog after college a decade ago.

Going back and reading some of my first entries is a little cringy, I’ll admit. For someone who got a degree in English, I can’t believe how immature and arrogant I could sound. But I guess that’s how personal growth and years can really build one. I keep meaning to sign up for a writing class to brush up on my skillset, but I haven’t found one I’m particularly drawn to yet. If you are local to the DFW metroplex and you have any great recommendations, shout them out in the comments below! In the meantime, I plan to blog here and there as well as update and overhaul some older entries.

Here’s to another 10 years, dear readers…

What did your holidays consist of? Any recommendations for some great writing classes in the DFW area?

Currently Reading: What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew by Daniel Pool

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