Life is all about seasons, about the altering of the landscape and adapting to changes. We could be talking about environment and the beauty of varying seasons, but in this reference I’m referring to the evolution of seasons in my own life, what it means to grow a family.
While I’ve been posting periodically little things here and there to keep this site ‘afloat,’ I haven’t been doing it justice for over a year. I continually lust after recipes I wish I had the time to share, new techniques you all need to know, but never being able to find the time to do so.
Fall came around in the form of a pregnancy. I couldn’t keep keep food down, let alone be able to look at it and be inspired by it. Then I hibernated through winter, and my body protested anything but long naps; no real time to spend up and about, or in a kitchen. Before I knew it, summer was upon us and our beautiful daughter had arrived. It’s eight months later and I’m writing my first post in ages, albeit nothing to do with food and it’s a struggle to concentrate and form cohesive sentences.
I feel that now a long winter has come into my life in a larger sense; a beautiful blanket of snow covering everything. Life is at a standstill, the hushed whispers of the forest intertwined with nature carrying on, albeit quietly. I’ve learned that for my own mental health I need to minimize stresses and embrace what I can handle. And as you probably guessed it, the blog has got to take an extra long winter, will it survive the extended chill? I don’t honestly know. But as compassionate human beings who have been along for this fun and exhilarating ride, I hope you can sympathize and understand the decision.
I can say without a doubt, that I won’t be buried in mommy hood forever, a mental fog of depression or so very static in my current abilities. Tomorrow is a new day, and the future can hold a multitude of opportunities.
To each of you that have made it thus far in my goodbye post, thank you. I plan to see you all soon, whether it’s a new adventure or back to old favorites like this. God bless you for supporting me and I wish and pray for you to enjoy those special moments in life that can only be had by signing off and putting the technology away.
To full plates and eating your tarte out,