Tonight I just wanted to acknowledge all of you who are out there following my blog. I want each and every one of you to know how much it means that you are out there and a part of my life. I believe that it is no accident and that we have crossed paths for a reason. Whether you are here for the recipes, my crazy ramblings or some inspiration as a parent or an imperfect human being just trying to figure life out, I am glad that you are!
So many of you have touched me by your comments and e-mails throughout the years and I am ‘meeting’ new people all the time. When I first began blogging over two years ago, I never would have imagined it would have grown to what it has become today and that my blog would be read by people all over the world or that my kitchen creations would make it into your belly!
I initially created this space as a way to birth a part of me that was hidden deep inside, my compassionate, accepting, hopeful, fearless, grateful, loving side. My blog was (and still is) a place for me to allow my true self to emerge, expressed either through quotes, pictures, music, videos, thoughts or recipes. I never even thought anyone would find this space of mine and actually be reading my words and following my life. In just a few short years I have grown from an insecure young girl who felt lost and hopeless, to really finding out who I am, becoming secure in that person and learning to love every bit of myself and my life (imperfections and all). If you would have known me before, it is as if I am a completely different person, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
The fact that you have found me and have taken a liking to this vulnerable, afraid, yet determined part of me means so much. It is you who have really given me the OK to be myself and live life like I mean it, taking no precious moment for granted. You inspire me daily and I am grateful beyond words to have ‘met’ you.
So here is to you! Thank you! 🙂
If you still wanted to write a short tidbit of praise for the recipes in my book, there is still time. I can accept 4-5 more and you can send them via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Just be sure to include your first name and the first initial of your last name and your location. Thank you to all of you who have taken the time to do that for me!