When I first conceived of this blog, I was a single woman who had just finished a Master’s in Sustainable Business, and very involved in various food-related organizations. I also liked to cook. I wanted to share how I cooked sustainably for myself as a party of one, and friends and family.
Then life got busy.
I embarked on several branches of my career path – consulting, teaching, and writing educational programs. I dated. I started dating one person in particular. I got married, had a child, and continued to work. And cook. (How do you think I got married?!) So, what was once the Sustainable Food and the single girl morphed as life happened.
Now I’m back. I’m still cooking and fully committed to sustainability, but I had to refocus on what the term “sustainability” meant to me – and my family. “Personal sustainability” took on a whole new meaning as I started to experience things like career ups and downs. Moments of prosperity, and moments of austerity. But one thing has been a focus – I love to eat. And often I need to eat and cook within a budget; and the tighter the budget, the more planning I found I needed to do. This will be the lens that this blog will start to take on – sustainable food planning on a budget.
I also am dismayed that it took SIX years to pick this blog back up. I am recommitting to myself and to this blog to produce content. My plan is once a week. I figure if I state this commitment publicly on the internet, I am more likely to follow through. So, I will focus on trying to update somewhere around Mondays. (Maybe Sundays, maybe Tuesdays, but early in the week.)
Okay, so, with that, here we go!