It has been six months since I last posted anything on the site. I wish I had a good excuse, but really it’s just that I got caught up with life, and work. Mostly work.
In an age where we all have to be everything, I was trying to balance my work life, with a thriving social life, a nice little side hustle and getting my 8 hours sleep and 2 litres of water a day.
And it was exhausting. So the easiest option was to stop doing the thing I couldn’t give as much time and attention to, and unfortunately it was this site.
But I’m glad I did that. It allowed me to focus all my creative efforts into my job, and I’ve seen myself thriving in my relatively new role as Digital Food Editor.
I also turned 25 a couple of weeks ago, and have begun reflecting on where I want to go and what I want to do. I keep telling my friends that I’m having a ‘quarter life crisis,’ especially poignant considering I’ve always been someone with a Five Year Plan.
The picture above is of me recently in France on a wine tasting trip with Lidl. This was the moment I realised I wanted to learn more about wine, falling in love with the whole wine making process, and will be embarking on my own journey into getting my wine qualifications.
I’ve also become more and more interested in the people behind food, meeting producers, restaurant owners and product developers – something that’s being reflected more and more in what I write for my magazine, and something I want to continue here.
So this is where I think this little blog will go, an extension of my work life, and a place for me to share the exciting things I’ve been doing.
I’m going to care a lot less about views and numbers and engagements, and just write about what I enjoy, even it means this site turns into a scrapbook for me to look back on. I’m going to save the pressure and the stats and the targets to my job, and not force myself to stick to a schedule and a quote for this blog.
And on that note, off to do some wine research!