First of all I wanted to wish all of you a happy new year! I wish all of you the best, and I hope this new decade and this new year will be an amazing one for each and every one of you out there.
2018 was a year filled with new experiences, new a new apartment, good days, bad days. The first year of my life that I’ve stand on my own, the first year after I lost my wonderful and amazing mom. I’ve learend more than words can explain, the good the bad and the mediocre. My life was turned upside down and I had to adapt to a new reality. Throguht 2018 I struggled, I struggled with keeping up with my writing, my blogging, and cooking. It was hard for me to get a 100% back into the game no matter how much I wanted to. There where days when I flet good, and I thought ” I’m finally back!” and there where days where I felt like going back would never be the same. My whole plan for December went quickly down the drain, and Christmas this year was actually a lot harder than the first year without my mom. Most likely because I was still in shock Christmas 2018 because it was just a little over a month after my mom died. This year I was more aware of the situation and about the reality of what had actually happened. As the days of December came to and end I realized that I would do better, be better in 2020. This will be the year I come back, back to writing and blogging and cooking and give it my all, a 100%. From one of my best friends this year I got a chef’s knife, a knife I’d had my eyes on for several years. I also got new writing equipment. This to me was a sign from above that I would start over, write better, cook better and bog better. So I’m back, all of me, the new me, and I’m here to stay. I’m not the same person I was back in 2018 and I will never be, but I’m wiser, more exerienced and I’m starting to get my life back together bit by bit and I’m starting with my writing and my food blogging.
I feel like I’m at a point in my life that I have to make the best of things the way they are, even though the changes that have happened around me the past year has been hard I made it through and I’m doing ok. I feel like writing and blogging is my way forward, working hard to reach my dreams and to share it all with all of you. I’m having a strict food budget this year, and I need to come up with amazing new recipes, that’s cheeap and great. This could be interesting and although I’m excited about it, it will be hard from time to time to figure out what’s for dinner. But including y’all in this years dinner on a budget is going to keep me going, and inspire me to come up with new and amazing recipes that’s not too expensive. Sometimes when I find a recipe online that I really want to try or that looks amazing and simple it’s alsways a ton of ingredients that are hard to find, are too expensive or somehting you use only that one time, and then you have a ton left that you don’t really know what to do with. That is why some of the recipes I will be posting here this year, is open for change, meaning you can use some of what you have and easily switch out some of the ingredients. In these posts I will wirte a note that you can change this and that.
I’m excited about this year, a part of me is terrefide as well. But I know that no matter what happens, somehow we will be ok.
I hope all of you are having an amazing Sunday 5th of January and I hope to see all of you back here tomorrow for a new post. ‘