Surprise! Bet you weren’t expecting to see me pop up in your feed. I don’t even know how long it has been since I’ve blogged. To be honest, I’ve enjoyed my break a lot. It has been really nice to have one less thing to stress out about. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and soul searching during this time and I’ve made a few decisions and realizations.
I think the main thing that I realized is that food should not cause me stress. After taking a step back I realized that having a food blog has really altered my relationship with food, and not necessarily in a healthy way. I am always concerned about what I’m eating and posting and it actually causes me anxiety. What started as a hobby had begun to take up too much space in my mind. While I do enjoy cooking, it has become less enjoyable when I feel pressure (coming only from my own mind) to make up a new recipe or take a nice picture. I’ve decided that I need to take a step back from food blogging in order to regain that healthy relationship with food and to take the stress out of it.
On the plus side, I’ve decided not to step away from blogging completely. As many of you may know, I am a giant nerd. In my time away from my blog I’ve been exploring some of my nerdy interests and thought it would be fun to talk about some of it. I won’t be posting too often, maybe just once or twice a week. I’ve decided to step away from the food blog and the identity that I’ve created to go along with it (I will no longer be commenting as “xvavaveganx”) and just be me.
I understand that a lot of my readers came here to see vegan food and grab some vegan recipes so I totally understand if you do not hop over to my new space. I would love to see each and every one of you there though My new blog is called “Long Island Nerd” and the site is nerdyonlongisland.blogspot.com. I really hope to see you there!
Thank you all so much for all of your support! I can’t even describe to you how much it means to me Hope to see you over there!
PS As a way of bribing you over there, you will see lots of cute puppy and kitty pics in my first post