Recently I’ve struggled with the question of whether or not I’ll ever have time to write a post. The conclusion was simple. If I don’t find the time, then NO, I won’t.
It isn’t for a lack of recipes to post about. I’m still baking and cooking all the time, and even manage to take some pictures. The problem is in finding time in front of the computer to do anything about it.
Our regular schedule of running around with three small children is busy enough – school, preschool, basketball, swimming, play dates, etc etc etc…
Then life gets real.
The theme of NaBloPoMo this month is “Whether”. This made me think of all the choices I make in a day, and then the choices I don’t get to make and how or if I can do anything about the outcomes.
I decided to join in NaBloPoMo this month because I’ve been struggling with whether or not I have anything relevant to contribute to this bloggy world any more. Most days it just doesn’t feel like it. There are so many amazing bloggers, who are doing things so much better, more exciting, blah blah blah *insert unhelpful and depressing comparison here* than me.
I’ve seen and heard the quote over and over again and I’m trying to learn to apply the principal in my life – Comparison is the thief of joy.
It really is. As soon as I worry about what everyone else is doing, I forget all about why I started blogging four years ago. I needed a place for me to be me. To find my balance and something that was more than the daily grind and a place to be creative.
Thus this little blog was born. My goal for this month of blogging something every day is to find that rhythm again. I hope as I go along that if you are struggling with any of the *whether* questions of your value in the online community that I can help in some small way. After all, by coming here you breath the life into my little dream!
I’ll be sharing new recipes along the way as well, but I also want to share some of my favorites from the past four years – the picture at the top is of the Mexican Sweet Bread I made last year. It was an instant favorite and I’ve made it several times since then. It is fun to make and so very, very good.