I was a new blogger, I used a free blogging platform. I had no idea you could have your own .com, and I had never even heard the term “self-hosted.” I wrote about what I wanted, when I felt like it. Posts didn’t go up at “prime” times during the day, sometimes I would do a couple per day, other weeks it would only be once or twice a week. I started taking pictures of my meals because it kept me accountable. I used my blackberry camera and didn’t think twice about the lighting. Some posts barely had any comments, some had none, but those who did comment, I felt a connection with.
I didn’t break the bank every time I went to the grocery store because I had to buy something I saw on someone else’s blog, I didn’t try and break the bank by only shopping at Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s. I didn’t pretend to be someone I wasn’t.
At some point over the past year, that girl has disappeared, but I’m bringing her back one post at a time. Not sure if you have noticed, but I’ve started blogging for the fun of it again…and it is fun again! I’m trying to connect more with my readers and connecting with other bloggers I actually have something in common with! A few weeks ago I gave up eating meat because of a few reasons, but it’s just not me. I don’t know if I can ever be a full-fledged 100% vegetarian. For one thing, I hate labels, and for another thing as soon as I tell myself I’m not going to eat something, you can bet that’s all I want! So, while I don’t eat an insane amount of meat anyway, I can’t pretend to be someone I’m not.
My pictures aren’t glamorous, my meals aren’t either, but the important thing is that I’m learning to eat healthy again and I’m happier than I have been in years. I miss the girl who used to blog because it was fun, but she’s coming out again slowly, but surely!!