Call it a quarter-life crisis. Call it a wake-up call. Call me crazy, whatever. We’ve all been there…
I was still living with my parents and wasn’t happy with most of the things in my life. I had an unhealthy relationship with what was on my plate and felt an overall lack of energy. I was having trouble seeing the joy.
Then it hit me, it was how I was choosing to see things. I was creating a negative energy that was making my job seem worse than it was, making the process of buying a house feel overwhelming rather than joyful and leading to me to pick fights in my long distance relationship. I knew this wasn’t the real me, I knew I could be so much happier than this.
As soon as I realized that this was in my control, I was overly excited, if I could change the way I see things I might be able to change the way I feel about things. This summer I decided to go back to my roots and explore what were the things that made me happy. I poured myself into creating great recipes on my grill, spending time with my dog and reading cooking blogs, books and magazines. I made it my mission to create happiness in my everyday and eventually I came back to creating this blog.
The Balanced Spoon was created as way to inspire more balance in my life. Now that my kitchen is in the home stretch, I am re-commiting myself to a healthier life style, while still enjoying some of my favorite things. Because let’s get real: some days you need a plate of burrata, a loaf of crusty bread and a bottle (or two) of really good Cab Sav all to yourself.
This quote by Rachel Brathen pretty much sums it all up:
So here’s to less take-out, less processed and a (little) less wine and cheese.
More homemade. More kale. More balance.