I have a question, “Have we really come to the end of 2014”?
Amazing how time really does not “wait for no one”. So everybody has a story of what their 2014 was like. For me it was another year of growth and refinement. For years I used to cling to the lyrics written in the U2 song “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m looking For” but this past year I let go of this song as my small anthem in life because I feel as if “I have found what I was looking for”.
All I needed to do was take a little more time with “me” and look around to those in my life that make it such a beautiful experience. This past year I learned how to “draw the line” in politely saying a goodbye to the things that had the habit of bringing excess stress into my life. In essence I finally said “No you can’t come here anymore” and I meant it. The outcome was incredible. I feel lighter, brighter and eager to keep moving forward with change.
I was able to have the opportunity & privilege of meeting many new fellow foodies and chef’s who all share the same love of food and the who all strongly believe that “Sharing is Caring” when you invite people to congregate at a table and break bread together.
There is so much joy that can be found in the kitchen. Let’s be honest it’s a harsh world out there and when family comes home from a long day spent away from this safe haven there is nothing more comforting and soothing than all the aroma’s that seep out of the oven that without one word spoken says “Welcome Home Sweet Love”.
I feel as I am still finding my way in this huge world of food blogging- it’s takes a lot of work to be “relevant and fresh” but I am in no rush. All I can be is “Me” candid and honest. I will take my time this next year with my new adventures and education in all things that involve food and sharing. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for having a share in my life and my passion. It really is my honest hope that one day I can cook a little something special for each and every one of you!
P.S- Here is a summary of the “Plates I ate” or a portion of them to be honest. I love photography and all the big and small delights that I was able to cross paths with this past year. I can’t wait to see what this next year brings to my plate.