My journey through life. One woman’s search for balance and perspective in a life filled with work, family, a secret love of fashion and a not so secret love for food. Join me in my quest for a more delicious life with a healthy dose of perspective. Let’s find out together if organic living, moving on and more sleep are really the answers to a Delicious Perspective.
My blog idea was born on July 10, 2012 from an idea that had been percolating in my brain for a few months. I am, like many women, fighting the battle of the bulge, feeling life’s stresses nipping at my heals and wondering if, as Oprah says, I am living my best life. My blog had a slow start and a rocky/uneven beginning. I lost focus, was distracted by work and family and did not let my writing in as a priority. I let other peoples’ ideas and fears dictate my own progress (or hinder my own progress). In short I felt guilty “wasting time” on something that might never realize monetary gain and might not even be good or interesting. One day a good friend recommended I read, “Big Magic” by Elizabeth Gilbert. This friend has always given me great book recommendations and also is aware of my struggles to give myself a chance in the blogging world. I dutifully made note of the title in my phone and promised to give it a read. I promptly forgot! A month later, I just happened to watch Elizabeth Gilbert being interviewed about her latest book, “Big Magic”. I was hooked. I had to go out immediately and find this book!
I have admired Elizabeth Gilbert as a writer of fiction, I thoroughly enjoyed her novel, “The Signature of All Things” last year. I was never a huge “Eat, Pray, Love” groupie but I admired her success and understood the journey and her need to write about it. I had never seen Ms. Gilbert interviewed – I watched in awe. She was articulate and sensible, all while being hugely entertaining. Sometimes in life you hear (or read) the right words at the exact right time and you can feel your brain light up. “Big Magic” was just that for me, it was hugely magical. What she said was not rocket science nor was it necessarily deep and meaningful but her words spoke to me in that moment. I dusted off my blog and I began to write. I let go of the worry that it would not be good and that no one would be interested – that could very well be the case – but I let myself understand that I need to try. Elizabeth Gilbert insisted that I give myself permission to be a writer – if I stick to it, while caring for my life in all of the practical ways, and follow my gut, I will be a writer. I may never be successful or exceptionally talented but I will be fulfilling my own dream on my own terms.
I am a mom. I am a wannabe writer. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and have had a moderately successful small business for the past 15 years. I love to travel – especially to the beach and to Paris. I also love to eat, read and can successfully waste hours on the internet and I have an embarrassingly weak spot for TV crime dramas. I am happy to have you join me on my quest for a delicious life in hopefully more fashionable wardrobe, a calmer and more lucrative workplace and healthier relationships. My hope is that writing about my journey will keep me motivated and possibly motivate others toward a new and delicious perspective.