Phew! It’s been a while, eh? Besides the Stuffed Cabbage Rolls that I shared a few weeks ago, it’s been a solid two and a half months since my last real activity on the blog. I think it’s about time that I explain myself.
Part of my absence on the blog was because I had to buckle down in December for work outside of the blog and I didn’t have the time or energy to post here. Then, in January and February, I was supposed to come back with a bang but the days kept passing and I still wasn’t blogging. Instead, I was dreaming about what I wanted my blog to become. What I *still* want my blog to become. To be honest, I’ve become a little disillusioned with the healthy food blogging scene for a lot of reasons and I’ve been craving something with more meaning and purpose for myself. Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE healthy food and I love creating recipes and sharing them with you. I even love reading my favorite food and wellness blogs- it’s one of my ways to destress at the end of the day. I won’t stop doing any of that. But I also want to share my other passion- sustainability- with you.
In my senior year of high school, I took a life changing environmental science class with a teacher who was so inspiring and excited about the content. It started me down a path to study environmental studies in college, get my Master’s degree in the same subject, and then work at a non-profit focused on the intersection of business and sustainability. I’ve always been focused on the intersection between food and water but sustainability is so integrated across issues so I’m interested in many other topics too. I haven’t talked much about my job outside of the blog here but I’m ready to really dive in and share what my day-to-day looks like with you.
When it comes to healthy eating, I’ve always been fascinated by nutrition data and eating to maximize my energy. I have experimented with a few different diets (gluten free, vegan, paleo, and even an elimination diet) to see what works best with my body. I still love these topics but in the past two years, but I’m certainly not an expert and I’ve stared focusing on other areas of my life too. For example, I’ve started transitioning to more natural skincare and green cleaning products in my apartment. And my latest interest has been pairing down my closet (I have SO MANY clothes) and purchasing sustainable, fair trade and ethical clothing wherever possible. Let me tell you, this isn’t easy! And I can’t wait to share what I have learned with you.
What does this mean for the blog?
Things will change slowly and I won’t stop sharing recipes. I’ve already got some new content planned for the next couple of weeks related to sustainability and many ideas for things to come. In general, content will focus on three main areas: healthy & ethical food, sustainable fashion, and green lifestyle.
If you are excited about this shift for my blog, I am thrilled that you are willing to go on this journey with me. If you are here for the recipes and don’t love the new content that I’ll be sharing, I hope you’ll still stick around but if you don’t, I want to thank you so much for following along until now. Either way, I would love for you to share my blog with others who might be interested in the intersection of healthy/ethical food, sustainable fashion and green living. Here’s to a new chapter and doing scary (yet exciting) things!
This post was inspired by the lovely Jess from The Lively Show podcast. Check her out if you want to learn how to live more intuitively and intentionally.
Photos by Madison Neumann Photography.