Hello my lovelies! It’s been a while since we chatted. 2019 has kicked off with a hiss and a roar. I have a lot of new projects I want to work on. And I’ve been making some changes in my life for the better. There’s a lot going on and I’m still finding my feet with creativity this year. To recharge and work on new and exciting things I’ll be making some wee changes to the blog. All good ones.
I am trying different ways of sharing my love of baking and making this year. This means facing some fears and running with things that I finally conquered last year. Like video and classes. I still dream of having my own book so working towards that is on the agenda too. All these things will fit together as they go along. I’m deep in the planning stages and trying to keep forward momentum up. My anxious brain likes to trick me into and out of things. It’s a journey.
I’m getting older. My body (and my brain) are going to get less resilient unless I work hard at keeping them in ship shape. So I’m working on myself too. I’m making conscious changes to my eating and exercise and physical health. And I’m going to therapy starting this week to get extra tools for dealing with the tough times. I’m trying to embed my good habits and keep them up when things get a bit rough. I’m also changing my diet. A lot less sugar is the main thing. It’s so easy for it to creep in when you do what I do. The change and the busyness have been tiring out my brain so I’m been feeling less free with my creativity at the moment. It will pass as these things do.
As you may have noticed, I’ve already been focusing more on breads. It’s my big passion so you will see a lot more of them. And everything will get a bit healthier. There will still be treats. But there will be less sugary options too. More savoury things. And more DIY pantry items and preserves and tutorials. I totally get that saying I’m eating less sugar and then making jam is a bit of a contradiction. But hang in there. Eating better is also about less things processed by people you don’t know. I’m basically a hippie and it’s not going to change so I’m not going to fight it anymore. I’d also like to share interesting things I learn along the way and share more of my journey again. I took a break from these posts where we hang out and chat because the schedule I was on meant it felt like a lot of dead air. So stories and chit-chit will be interspersed with recipes as it naturally fits.
I hope you’ll stick around. I love having you here. Jumping in with two feet. Doubling down on what feels natural to me. Making forward progress.
Be kind to yourself. Look after each other.