I haven’t forgotten about you! I’m sorry I’ve been absent. I’ve been trying to decide what to do because, it’s taken 13 weeks, but we’ve finally reached the point where the recipes are beginning to repeat often enough that I won’t have a week’s worth at a time anymore unless I space them out further. In fact, one of the recent weeks was completely repeats so I wouldn’t have had much to offer.
After about a month of prolonged processing, I’ve taken a part-time position as a cake decorator in a local grocery chain and have been focusing on schedule and training hours there. With any luck, things will normalize again in the next week or so.
All the while wondering to myself how to make it all work without letting something go. As you can see I am a maker of things and have been called “a creative”, but I have so many passions it’s hard not to feel like I need to weed them out sometimes! Last week I read this great book by Austin Kleon called “Steal Like An Artist” and this quote (this book, to be honest) really hit home:
The thing is, you can cut off a couple passions and only focus on one, but after a while, you’ll start to feel phantom limb pain.
I have found this to be so true! There are things I always find myself going back to after a while and I’ve always been that way. Whenever I have tried to let something go, especially if it was something I truly enjoyed or felt passionate about but didn’t feel like I could justify the time to enjoy, I usually ended up missing it enough to return to it as soon as I could make an excuse. Anyway, the book was short and sweet and smart. After reading it, I realized that I was wasting time trying to decide between passions when I could be finding a balance among them – which is now my goal.
Bearing all of this in mind, it seems best to move forward with featured recipes in a bit more of a traditional food blog style. I do really enjoy blogging my recipes and certainly have no intention of abandoning this little space, but I may not be able to put forth as much effort into finding and perfecting new recipes as often as I was. I’m going to go back through and make sure all those I have posted up to this point are available and searchable on CopyMeThat., I already tested the search feature on the ones that are available and it seems to pull from the ingredient list. So if you search for “chicken” it pulls not only recipes that have that in the title, but also the ingredients – including “chicken broth”. I plan to continue posting weekly as well, be it a new recipe or a feature of some sort – So don’t give up on me!
Thank you to everyone who’s stuck around through this awkward season. I am already so ready for Fall!
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