Oh, hi. So, here we are.
It's fall (allegedly), and I'm just feeling the itch to write. Thank goodness for this new space, right?
(Btw... I purposely titled this post in the spirit of Taylor Swift, and I'm not at all sorry about that.)
So about that. That decision to start new, shutter my old blog, and move forward here. In some logical sense of the world it may seem like a bizarre move; I had readers, I had companies who kinda, sorta knew I existed and would send me random things (like pancake mix) or invite me to do cool stuff (like run a race for free)... but that space also contained a plethora (seriously - plethora) of old memories. Almost like a diary, but with more photos of food. Some great, some funny, some with grainy, out of focus photography, and some tear-stained.
Now, I'm a firm believer that our past and our experiences are what shape us into the amazing, unique humans we have the opportunity to become, and I love all of my memories - even the ones where I was crying from heartbreak or having surgery after an accident.... the good, the bad, and the ugly. BUT, I also felt like I had outgrown that space. I've grown as a person since my first post there, tremendously. As we all should, no? That was 2011 for goodness sake. And I just felt stifled there... like there was a mold I was supposed to still be writing in, and a pressure to stick to some sort of timeline and care if people wanted to read the types of content I wanted to write, which sort of just sucked the fun out.
Anyways, long story short, I wanted a clean slate. Here.
In completely unrelated news, I made pasta that were shaped like little pumpkins and covered in a butternut squash/cheese sauce for dinner tonight, and it was pretty darn delicious. Totally seasonal and rational for a person in 90 degree weather.