What I’ve been up to…
Adapting to life changes. Roughly within the span of one month I quit my job, went on a very stressful vacation, started a new job, bought our first house, packed our belongings and moved. Obviously this period marked the beginning of my gradual descent into a blogging abyss.
Obsessing over do-it-yourself projects. Homeownership has turned me into a DIY maniac. I’ve developed a bad habit of trolling Craiglist for inexpensive furniture to redo and my husband has requested I stop painting everything white. Projects I’ve tackled are part of the reason Gidget Eats is being revived because I have sewing/painting/stenciling/reupholstering/re-straining stories to share.
Traveling. Between April and October I’ve been through the Florida Keys, High Point (NC), New Orleans, Kansas City, Detroit, Atlanta, Kansas City and Orange Beach (AL). And those are just the big trips, last weekend we went to the Homochitto National Forest which is our anniversary tradition.
Reflecting about time spent. I came across a blog post (Four Years of Independence) by Whitney Hess, where she explores the idea that time – not money, buys true freedom; it led me to another thought provoking article (10 Timeframes) by Paul Ford. Although he examines interaction design in reference to content strategy, his thoughts are a fascinating perspective on the value and concept of time. I know, I just geeked out a little, a byproduct of my day job.
Over thinking my next steps. I had hoped to jump back into blogging much sooner, but have been reluctant to without having a clear plan for Gidget Eats. I still eat. And I still find great pleasure in all things culinary but during this hiatus I’ve been re-evaluating my priorities.
In light of these revelations, I’m going to breathe new life into Gidget Eats. It might not look the same and I might not always write about food. But, I’ll continue to strive to make these blog posts worthy of your time.
As always, thanks for reading.