I took a break from blogging this week, and to be honest, I felt a little weird about it at first. Mostly, I was mad at myself for falling behind my own agenda, and even though I could have gone right back to a new recipe post without really acknowledging my week-long absence from this little space of the internet (and all the stuff that comes with it, like Pinterest and Instagram and those other things I try desperately hard to keep up with), I didn’t want to do that. My own mental guilt-trip made me realize something: it’s okay to take breaks. It’s okay to just enjoy life and ignore the day-to-day stuff for a little bit. And actually, it’s not just okay; it’s a good thing.
So basically, the past week was me letting go of all of life’s responsibilities and just living in the moment. It was full of extreme highs and crazy lows… everything from spending time with some of my favorite people in the world, hitting Disneyland until 1AM, and being knocked over by waves in sunny Newport Beach, to dealing with a major car breakdown on the Grapevine and then a rental-car-towing episode that made me want to scream and cry all at once. But the thing is that not only were all the best moments a total and complete blast, but even all those sucky moments were laughable with the right perspective, and not even near major enough to overwhelm the good stuff.
I love, love, LOVE baking and photographing food and interacting with all of you and having this blog that I started from nothing and grew to something and cherish like crazy. But it’s still involves constant work to make it all happen, and if I don’t give myself a break here and there, I know all that love will just drain away and what started as a hobby will become more of a chore. There’s no way I want that to happen. So, I’m accepting that I need to let go here and there, relax, and just have fun, and I’m hoping I inspire you guys to do the same. Remember to LIVE, because that’s what life’s all about. :)
And also, I promise I have more recipes coming. PROMISE.