Hello? Are you there friends?
Months have passed since my September update, and I’m embarrassed to say that we’ve already flipped the calendar to another year without me posting anything new on this blog. You may have wondered if my previous case of deadbeat blogger syndrome had become terminal, and I wouldn’t blame you for it, but that’s not the only explanation for why I’ve been absent.
For the past 4 months I have been interning with a Marketing company.
That’s right, I am currently a 30 year-old intern.
Think Robert De Niro in that cute new lady-bait Anne Hathaway movie, but with significantly less drool-worthy Brooklyn scenery and effortlessly gorgeous clothing. (Seriously, Nancy Meyers can dress me ANYTIME.)
My ongoing obsession with Nancy Meyers aside, let’s circle back to how I became a 30 year-old intern. In my September post I talked about my growing need for a change, a new challenge. This spurred me to start networking with a few smart people to investigate what that change might look like, what I might want to try. All of this chatting and brainstorming led to a meeting with friend in Marketing, who then suggested that I apply for an internship with his company.
Honestly, my initial reaction was fairly skeptical. I felt too old to still be interning, but once I got over my pride I knew that this was an opportunity that I needed to take seriously. (It also helped that it was a paid internship; 30 year-old interns have grown-up bills to pay y’all.) The result of taking this chance has been beyond my imagination. Guys, I have loved it. I’ve been doing a lot of writing for this job, and I’ve discovered how much I truly enjoy it. I know, the blogger that loves to write – what a shock! But, what I didn’t know is if I’d like to write for other people, thankfully, I really do.
The only bad news? All of the extra work I’ve had has left me with no time to focus on this little blog of mine. There was nothing left in the tank, and then the holiday craziness hit and I barely felt capable of cooking real food, let alone crafting original recipes.
Ready for the good news? I have missed this.
Lately, my passion for tinkering with recipes and eating delicious homemade food has come back with a vengeance. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a little too busy and a little too tired, but a love for cooking and personal expression is a deep part of who I am and I need it. So while I still can’t say that I’ll be posting new recipes every week, I am going to make more of a concentrated effort to start blogging again, which I’m hoping is as good of news to you as it is to me