Happy New Year – 2017
First things first. Let me say a hearty HAPPY NEW YEAR to all of you. I am sorry I have been a little MIA but we all know that life happens and we all have our moments where it has to be our focus. I have missed sharing and writing up my recipes so I am going to get back on the bandwagon and share some fresh new recipes soon. Some of them I have been able to share on Instagram, but even so, I think you all deserve those too right?
New Year, New You
I once was someone who thought of New Year’s resolutions, but when I realized I never kept them and they seemed a recipe for failure, I stopped doing them. At what point do we have to be in our lives to actually make a real change in our lives for good? I think it can happen any time! I will be the first person to say that I require accountability and community. Without these things I am at a loss and I am a failure, or so I tell myself, but lately I realize that if I do not have a purpose for the things I do I AM going to fail, no matter what.
We all want to have a sense of purpose in our lives and to feel like we are needed. As I get back on the bandwagon this new year, I realize that changes must happen. What I feel mentally is how it will affect me emotionally, physically and spiritually. Ok so where is this recipe I tantalized you in the beginning. YOU HAVE NOT BEEN BAMBOOZLED.
Controlling What We Eat
Raise your hand if you are a foodie? I think I was raised as a foodie, learning everything about spices, ethic cuisines and more. When I hang around friends that are not as excited about food as I am, I feel like there is something wrong with me. Well, perhaps there is too much focus and emphasis on food, which is really something that is not lasting. Even so, it is okay to enjoy and to have an experience of the senses. For me, it has to be reigned in and not controlling my life.
I enjoy what I do on my spare time and when I am in the kitchen. My creativity blossoms when I cook and I love experimenting but I am not food. It is not who I am but something I enjoy and enjoy sharing with others. It cannot consume or control me. Have I lost anyone yet? I hope I am not the only one that goes through thought processes like this but bear with me.
I want to be able to enjoy foods in moderation and in the right times. There are ALWAYS special occasions and holidays will always be around the corner. Here we finished Christmas and New Years and now we have Valentine’s Day around the corner! This is why I share so many different things with you as my readers.
Opera Singer in the Kitchen is not only a singer or a cook. I am not just about food. My person and identity is not my brand!
- I am a real person with struggles and desires to have community and connection.
- I like authentic friendships and sharing real life
- I love homeopathic remedies and natural cures.
- I love trying new products that keep my family healthy.
- I enjoying singing but in the meantime, parenting and raising a home is my priority.
- I love bringing people together and inviting people to our home for dinners.
What are my struggles?
- Being consistent with eating habits while running a household
- Going to bed early
- Getting up early
- Having a personal relationship with God
What to Expect
I only share this with you because I am a real person. I started my blog back in 2009 as a journey into veganism because I had made many compromises when I got married and gained a lot of weight. I thought veganism was a way to lose my weight and that it would solve everything for me. It did not. After 2 years of blogging as a vegan, I lost all my readership (which was big) because I went back to eating meat and felt lost.
My journal turned into a recipe index and a place to play with food while sharing with others. Since then I feel like it has grown to something I enjoy doing, but in the middle of all that I am trying to find a way to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I do not play into trends and I refuse to label myself as anything but I know I have to find something that is the best for myself and that perhaps in the long run could be of use to someone.
What I blog about this new year will be focused on what I experience and what I think would be instructive and beneficial for others. While my blog is a side business, I will not be sharing things I do not support in my every day life just because I need money. I do not work that way and hope you have seen my platform as an authentic one.
What would you like to see?
I would like to know what has been a source of inspiration for you? I do not want to stop doing something all together if it has been helpful. Thank you for reading this! I know it is a lot to read but I want to be as authentic as possible with my readers.