I have a confession to make.
I have an imperfect life.
Shhhhhhh! Don’t tell.
I love reading about the “real lives” of other bloggers. That sounds like a terrible reality show, doesn’t it? Haha!
When my favorite bloggers share their family, friends, jobs, struggles, diets, exercise, inspirations and of course, food, it makes me feel connected to them. I enjoy seeing their triumphs and sharing with them in their tears.
Knowing this, I don’t know why it’s hard for me to share on my blog. To be honest, I think I am afraid of admitting my imperfections.
My Imperfect Kitchen is afraid of being Imperfect! Ok, now that’s just funny! :-)
So foodie friends, here is the low down… there have been a lot of changes in our lives in the past six months. Some magical. Some, not so much. We’ve been dealing with health issues with both of our parents and there has been a lot of work related stress for me. It got to the point where I had to take some time off to cope. I am not proud of it, but there it is. I have some health problems we still need to take care of, but that will come soon enough. I’m losing weight again, which is ALWAYS a good thing! Our daughter moved back home, ending a serious relationship. It’s hard to see your children in pain and know there isn’t anything you can do about it. She brought her puppy with her and that has added a whole new dimension to our house! My boys had back to back milestone birthdays this year. 25 and 18 respectively. Time has flown so quickly. It seems yesterday they were little. It hit my heart hard when my baby graduated from high school a few weeks ago… We started our family at a very young age. It’s been so much a major part of our lives, knowing it’s over has given me a huge sense of “Now what?”
Instead of talking about it and sharing, I’ve eaten ice cream, covered my eyes, stuck my fingers in my ears and pretended everything was fine. Have you ever done that? The pretend part. Not the eating ice-cream part. This is a food blog after all. I expect you to eat Ice-Cream! :-)
The good news? Things seem to be on the upswing. All our parents are doing better – we still have one surgery coming in August, but we can handle that. I am excited about the future again! Those things we should have done as a young couple, are options now! I can’t wait to take the trailer out on long weekends and travel together! I’ve had a renewed sense of confidence about work. Plus, I finally figured out where I want to take this little corner of the blog-isphere. Lately the path has been so clear and I am running toward it as fast as my feet will carry me! I hope you’re ready to run along with me. :-)
Work for my husband has been busy and he is helping his company grow! I am so incredibly proud of him. I’ve had amazing opportunities to meet Chefs and share my photographs with them. I’ve learned to cook new things and I have met new friends who want to share it all with me!
Really, life is good. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. So there you have it. My Imperfect Life in a nutshell. You’ll be hearing more about it too, so get used to it. :-)
MUCH love to all of you my foodie friends! I am especially thankful for you. You and this blog have been a lifeline for me over the last 10 months. I can’t wait to see what the next 10 months will bring!!
xoxox ~ Sara