So, you may notice that just after making my “big return” to this blog back in December, I wrote only a couple of new entries before going ghost on it again. Here’s why:
- Just too damn tired and lazy – Honestly, I must say that this blog was much easier to maintain back when I first started it because I was, well, unemployed and had all the time in the world to cook and try recipes out. Now that I’m gainfully employed, I frankly just don’t feel like doing any cooking most days when I come home from work and I sure as hell don’t feel like writing in a blog (that doesn’t generate one red cent of income, at least) after staring at a computer for 8+ hours, Monday-Friday. Bottom line, I have a full-time job and this blog isn’t it. But I do need to make a better effort about posting more regularly. After all, I haven’t lost my passion for good food and I’d still love to document my adventures (at least my Instagram account has been regularly-kept up) and share awesome recipes with you.
- I Did the Whole30 Program for a time – I won’t go into the details of the Whole30 program, even though I really meant to actually document that little adventure through this blog. However, combine reason #1 with how restrictive the Whole30 Program is and I really didn’t have much to write about except how much I was missing bread, sugar and alcohol. Not exactly great foodie blog material. I do plan on doing another round of the program after my birthday in a couple of weeks, so maybe I’ll be more diligent to journal it at that time.
- Technically, I just started a new job – Without giving too many details that I may or may not be at liberty to discuss, I just went through a semi-stressful job transition when the company I was working for got acquired by a bigger company which put me into “oh shit, I’m about to be unemployed again” mode. So my career was kind of in a state of limbo for a while which was really freaking me out. Thankfully, at the end of it all I got an exciting new opportunity out of it and I’m still sort of adjusting to it all, so bear with me.
- Most importantly, I’ve had to give myself a reality check where this blog is concerned – I’ll admit it. When I first started The Foodielennial, I had this fantasy in my head that this blog will turn into this huge brand one day that could potentially lead to cookbook deals and cooking shows and what not. A “Mahogany in the Kitchen”, if you will. I realize now that my goals were a little too lofty here and I’ve decided to go back to basics with this. I just don’t see myself capable of turning this thing into the next Martha Stewart-style empire I envisioned. The folks who run the most successful food blogs have pretty much given up their day jobs to make their blog their day job. I don’t want to give up mine and I frankly just don’t have the time with work and all the other crap going on in my life. But I still would love to see this blog turn into a forum for me to share some great self-created recipes with my friends and followers and even share some of my dining out experiences. So don’t worry. While you may not see my line of Foodielennial cookware anytime soon at your local Williams-Sonoma, I’m still here.
Ok, that’s all I have to say right now in my insomnia-laced gut spill.