Wednesday, August 1, 2012
A Year Of Blogging
It's been a year since I started my blog. Well a year and one month today to be exact. I'm a month behind on posting. When I first started I really didn't know much about blogging. I moved to another state that was unfamiliar to me. I didn't have any family at all or friends. I had to start my life all over again with my 5yr old at the time. The hubs family lives here and they've been kind to me. I didn't have my mum, gran (Lola), brother, and sisters here. I was living in the middle of nowhere. There were times I felt very alone and I would find myself crying at times. I think that's a natural feeling for anyone isn't it?
When I lost my gran I was heartbroken. I was having a hard time healing. I started taking courses in Cake Decorating which I found quite therapeutic. I learned about blogging when a girl from class said she had one. I was missing loads of food I used to eat particularly the one's that Lola used to make. I started teaching myself how to cook home made meals.
One day decided I would go for it. I would start my own blog I began visiting other blogs and saw amazing dishes, beautiful sites and photos. I started taking photos of what I was cooking and baking to keep records of what I have accomplished as a new home cook. I didn't have a proper camera so I've used my mobile phone. I discovered that I had a passion for cooking, baking, and collecting cookbooks. I found joy creating meals for the family. My kiddies are my biggest fans and sous chefs.
I started meeting blogger friends online who all have the same passion for food, creating them as well as eating them. I found myself drooling over everyone's dishes and being inspired by it all. I'm very thankful for the few who had been with me since the beginning of my journey as a blogger. They have often left me kind comments and to be honest their comments has helped my mending process and lifted my spirits.
It's been a fantastic experience and I'm learning from each and everyone of you. I'm thankful for everyone who's joined my journey and the new one's that have just now stumbled upon my blog. I've learned that "Food does feed the soul."
TTFN : )