Learning a New Recipe – For Cooking Up Life

I feel like I’m learning a new recipe – for cooking up life.

I have made an editorial calendar for the blog mapped out for October, which was a lot of fun to plan. In between a full-time job, my daily duties, and making sure I’m present for my family, I’m squeezing out as much time as possible to get things running consistently. I’m up early and late working on the content, and I can’t wait to get it out! This is a fun hobby for me, a creative outlet, a place I can share my passion, and hopefully a way I can inspire a healthy relationship with food and eating.

cooking recipe with mom

When you learn to cook, you feel so awkward in the kitchen, fumbling around for utensils, spilling flour everywhere, boiling over the water (not you?), catching your finger in the blender (just me?), and possibly burning the product (still just me?). But, with time and with each dish, it feels more natural. It’s not as overwhelming. You’re having fun and less stress. But the mess – that’s ok. It can always be cleaned. 🙂

Looking at this picture from my childhood reminds me that the experience and the memories lie in the actual creation of a recipe, not just in the product itself. I love the act of selecting ingredients, measuring them out, combining them, and seeing the creation come to life. Each ingredient and the quantities used serve a function in creation of the final product. The same is true for life. I’m so bad about rushing the result, missing the fun of the process itself.

So, here’s to me enjoying the process of September (the life in the middle). I’m researching, learning, experimenting, writing and editing…and having fun. It means a lot to me that you’re sticking around while I’m figuring it out! I may not know my exact niche yet, but I’ll come into realizing it, I’m sure.

I told you about my plans for October to help hold me accountable. SO, if you’re not seeing consistent content from me then, reach out and ask me what’s holding me back! Is there anything I can help support you in?


  1. tt

    September 19, 2017 at 10:06 am

    HI! Warms my heart to see you wearing your grandmother’s apron! Thanks for learning from family traditions!

    1. Alyssa

      September 20, 2017 at 5:15 am

      Hello again! Thank you for sharing them. 🙂

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