It has been over a year since I last wrote here. I can't tell you how many times I have sat down to write and found myself unable to untangle the thoughts filling my head. It was a year of major changes - some good, some really not very good at all, but necessary. Thinking and writing about food was still very much a part of my life, but I wasn't in much of a sharing mood.
Back when I was still in school, my creative writing teacher shared a simple but valuable writing tip with me that I have never forgotten:
Write something... every single day.
It doesn't matter if what you write has any substance or meaning. He didn't care if all we wrote that day was a string of random words. I distinctly recall a few defiantly moody days when all I wrote down in my creative writing journal was the same letter over and over again. Something is better than nothing, right? The idea worked...eventually. Since I was used to writing something down each day, eventually those stories and thoughts cramming my brain would find their way onto the page. And sometimes those somethings were really worth reading.
I have a lot of great ideas to share with you and I am really excited to start blogging again. Strawberry season has just begun and the weather is warming up (Hey, I live in Florida after all). Already the ideas are flowing. To those of you still here visiting and reading, thank you for being so patient.