Hey y’all! Have you guys had enough of the Foodbuzz Next Food Blog Star posts? I’ve loved every second of reading everyone else’s memoirs on their blogs, and I hope that you enjoy reading my little ditty as much!
Here’s the thing: I could go for days and days about how much I love food and writing. I could talk for equally as long about my journey to self-love and finally finding victory over disordered eating and thinking that dominated my thoughts for almost 14 years. Really, there’s a lot to say!
But y’all, when it comes down to it I’m simply a girl who took a chance on life when my husband and I moved from the plains of West Texas and the busy city of Dallas…
…to the wide-open mountains of Colorado…
…and like crazy people threw caution to the wind in doing so since we had no jobs and had never seen the place we agreed to live in for a year. It’s funny how taking a chance on life can lead you right to where you need to be. Among other things, I would never have discovered blogging if we hadn’t.
You see, on one fateful day I purchased a magazine that featured ‘secrets’ of healthy living bloggers. I had no idea what that meant or who those people were, but from that day forward I was hooked. I began my own blog and used it as a diary to record my own eating habits. I fell in love with writing once again, a hobby and passion I’d lost through years of dead-end jobs. I fell in love with cooking again, another hobby that I’d lost my passion for in an endless search to just have dinner on the table at the end of the day. And I fell in love with blogging and the incredible network of people and support that it provided for me. It has become my passion to create recipes like Mud Pie Mojo Brownies:
Sweet Potato Orzo and Fruit Salad with Orange-Honey-Cinnamon Vinaigrette:
And Marinated Cacio e Pepe Stuffed Mushrooms:
It’s allowed me to photographically and gastronomically explore the textures, flavors, aromas, cooking methods, and colors of fresh ingredients.
Most importantly, I’ve learned who it is that I truly am: a Texas-Colorado hybrid who is completely passionate about food, writing, and photography. A beautiful girl who had lost her way and has now found her true passion in a world where she never thought that was possible. A woman of God who adores every relationship I’ve been blessed with in this life. My blog is a celebration of food, life, the woman I’ve become, and the woman that I am constantly evolving into.
I deserve to be the Next Food Blog Star not because I already have millions of views per month and not because it’s my full-time job, but because I do it as a passionate celebration of food and life. My one goal with blogging is to continue to cook, continue to write, and to always share a passion for food with others and encourage them to get all up in that kitchen and make something fabulous!
Y’all have a good one, I’m off to cook some eggs and grits for breakfast!
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