Living and working in two different places may present many problems but I prefer to see it as offering me many opportunities. Meeting new people, networking, and the opportunities I have been given are something I appreciate and embrace. Life certainly is not always easy but I’m going to sit back and do what I always do; blog about it. My portfolio is very diverse and I think I bring quite a bit to the table. I know what it’s like to be a military family. My father was Navy (OK that was before I was born, but it still counts, right?), my husband was a Marine, my step son is currently a Marine and I am proud to say that I was a military wife for twelve years. Some people think it’s more important to stay in one place your whole life, but the military taught me you love where you live. Make it your own and embrace your neighbors. Well, don’t literally embrace your neighbors but you get the point. I’ve created other blogs and even a magazine that I’m very very proud of. I have started businesses and created websites. I even work on learning Russian. Why Russian? Because it sounds cool and who knows, maybe one day I’ll find myself in Moscow. That’s on my bucket list by the way.
Had I started this blog 15 years ago when my children were little people, it would be much different than it is today. I have never been a idyllic mother. You know the kind, everything in it’s place and a place for everything. My kids are in their 20’s now and I’m in my early 40’s. While most of my friends are hip deep in raising families, I find myself an empty nester of sorts. OK, so I have one kid left at home but I make him pay rent so it doesn’t really count.
I love food. I love food. Go figure. Since we have to eat to survive we might as well enjoy it right? While I’m almost always on a quest to lose another ten pounds I can’t help but hear that voice in the back of my mind saying, “what if this is my last meal and I’ve wasted it by eating rice cakes?”.
Oh I should mention that I’m kind of a nerd. I’m a huge fan of Star Wars, The Walking Dead and oh, I also am also a huge Zelda fan. You know… Link. If you haven’t had a chance to experience the Symphony of the Goddess, it should be on your bucket list. Now.
So I am looking to connect, network and meet like minded people. Those of us who love to eat but realize that there is a price to pay can join me on my culinary journeys and disasters. There are no free rides. I’m over 40 for heaven’s sake, it’s time to start taking this seriously.
I do a few other things as well as you will see from this blog. I write do food photography for local businesses, I write about products I love, what I use in my home, things that are fun and of course it’s heavily influenced by where I live. We have moved often and experienced much and there are many hidden treasures out there. Maybe I can help you find a few.