I feel in a rut lately, you guys. With life in general. I knew it was time to mix things up and challenge myself a bit. Change is good at times, and I could use a little growth. Nothing is wrong, but I’ve slowed down the hustle a bit, as to simplify my life, stress levels, and the relationships that are important in my life, and while I think January was a positive month of balance; going out, staying in, keeping my home clean, blogging and working the 9-5, etc, I found myself somewhat….bored.
Because truthfully, I am someone who likes to stay busy. But I was too busy in 2015 – to the point where I didn’t enjoy much. I always felt like I was just on to the next thing, without being really “here” (or “there” since we’re talking about past tense)Does that make sense?
I love dining out (duh). I enjoy all kinds of food (again, duh). From crappy bar food to high brow restaurants and everything in between, I love it all. At home, I try to prepare clean and whole meals that are pretty balanced. I tell friends, my blog documents life from our kitchen, and instagram shows my love for food in Tampa Bay.
….though my insta has been more #foodporn pics of dining out, than dining in.
Cooking for the blog started as a hobby, and was something I enjoyed. As it began to turn into paid work (for some amazing brands), preparing meals started to feel like actual work at times, and that made it less enjoyable. Cooking for pleasure became a chore, and so I found myself eating out more than ever.
Why do I love eating out? Connecting and/or catching up with friends, trying new foods, finding comfort in some of my fave places throughout Tampa Bay, a break from home-life (and from doing dishes!)…but then it became about convenience, and a break from the busy (as well as trying to feed a picky eater (nephew))
Sometimes, you have to go back to move forward, right?