I feel like I owe all of you an explanation as to why I haven’t posted in the past couple of months. First, I wanted to attribute it to my being busy in Cambodia working for a NGO, but it became evident that it was more than that. I started to realize that this blog no longer was bringing out my creative side, and I always felt like I was forcing myself to think of the next thing to post, rather than what I felt passionate about posting.
What started out as me writing about my volunteer experiences on Blogger eventually turned to writing recipes and reviews, which was fun for a time, but when I went back to working in the field for my graduate experience, that was where I felt the most inspired. I wanted to write about my experience in the field, about public health. I feel the most passion when I think about public health issues, such as why the US industrial food animal industry needs work, how we can address world hunger if we shifted our grain production to humans rather than to animal feed, why we should move towards renewable energy and a more plant-based diet for the sake of the environment and our own health, to name a few.
I’m still in the process of working out the kinks to what I want to write, and I’m chastising myself because I’m giving myself more excuses and delays to writing my next blog post. I have a list of ideas of what I could be writing, but I don’t have the motivation to do so because I am lacking the inspiration, and that honestly sucks. I used to enjoy writing and engaging with my readers and I want to be fully invested when I come back to this.
This February, I started a full-time job working for an advocacy organization for girls’ and women’s health, rights, and wellbeing, and am feeling some inspiration being around so many like-minded individuals. I hope that my colleagues can spark the fire that used to be there and get me back into writing. It’s possible that I will shift my focus to my public health blog as I try to find my voice again and keep this blog for my recipes and DIYs because cooking is something I still very much enjoy doing! I have also taken up bullet journaling as you can see from my instagram and have found some passion in that as well.
Thank you for all of your support and your patience during this time.