Is it just me or is 2014 already zooming by? Over the holidays, which were like a long time ago, I decided to give myself a little mental creative break. I did a little redesigning, what do you think? Like the layout? Endless scroll, how you feeling about that? I wanted to freshen things up a bit. Keep it real for you, and me too. That is one thing I felt like I had gotten away from… keeping it real.
I was finding myself making recipes that were good, sure, but they weren’t what I normally would eat. It was starting to feel a little forced. And when it’s forced you don’t really feel like doing it anymore. That’s kinda how it goes with everything, right? Besides, my life had a changed a lot. I wasn’t (and still am not) eating the way I was before. I have a lot more events going on and I eat out a lot more for work. Which is great, but completely changed the way I ate. So naturally, the blog would change too.
I decided to take a self-imposed creative break. All artists and creatives take breaks it seems. Time to just think and clear the head, which seems to lead to a lot more creativity and refreshed interests. So, I am back! Ready to get back into the swing of things. I’ve got a lot more restaurants headed your way and lots of simple recipes, because well, that’s all my schedule seems to allow. Ok, maybe a few fun and challenging ones 🙂
Expect to see more travel and music, because those are things that are taking up more and more of my time. In my little free time, I dropped the boring gym membership and finally got a on regular schedule with one of my favorite things, hot yoga. Makes me feel a little more sane in my crazy life. After one roller coaster of a year in 2013, I feel super excited for what all 2014 is going to bring. Finally feeling funky fresh and back on top of my game… well most days at least!
I agree that the year is flying by! It’s always good to take a break now and again. Agreed that forced creativity in the kitchen, on the blog, or anywhere else certainly loses its fun. Glad you are back!
Thanks Kristin! I’ve been reading lots of Mad Betty in my time off!
Such a beautiful, intelligent, creative and talented young lady!
Love you Natalie!