Well, not leaving so much as taking it with me.
The idea of food blogging has been simmering in my mind for a good half of a year, now. Hours spent browsing tastespotting.com, scrolling through David Lebovitz and The Pioneer Woman (among others), drooling over images and bookmarking recipes - but that's only half of it. The time spent cooking up my own kitchen wonderfuls (and of course, the more-than-occasional kitchen disasters), and seeing how I could combine my hobby of photography with my love of food are the real reasons that have led me here. What gave me that extra little push was when my mom handed me, from a magazine she found, a bumper sticker reading: 'Love people. Cook them tasty food.' I read this and thought, absolutely, that's what I should do! For me, sharing food can be just as good as eating it. Better, even! Well... lets not get too carried away.
It's always difficult for me to figure out new beginnings. Doing something is never all that difficult, it's the getting started where I get stuck. I believe the term 'procrastinator' applies here. I am, however, a strong believer in trying new things, and pushing the boundaries of my comfort zone. Like trying a new recipe I'm not sure I can handle - sometimes it doesn't turn out as I hoped, and my heart deflates for a moment as I stand in the midst of my post-apocalyptic looking kitchen - but then I begin to see my mistakes, and learn from them, and soon my mind is brooding on all the improvements that could be made the next time. These are the experiences I learn the most from. Of course, things going right is always nice, too.
So here I am, hoping for the best. I love people, and tasty food, and am eager to share my (glorified) kitchen adventures!