Food for Thought: Honest blogging with a pairing of something delicious.
Notes: Fresh Pasta is hearty, perfectly decadent & delicious. Grab a big bowl of freshly cooked pasta noodles, make a tomato sauce & grate lots of parmesan cheese. Pasta is just one of those meals that carries memories of family, friends and laughs.
I’ve always wanted to start a blog, but I was afraid of what people would think. Will people see my posts & make fun of me? Will I get enough followers? Am I even cool enough, pretty enough, etc. for social media posts?
In 2018 we are enveloped by a world of people who forget that it’s okay to NOT BE PERFECT (me included). Lately, there have been fitness bloggers & mom bloggers out there posting honestly on social media. They post pictures of bloated stomachs instead of six packs & tired, baggy under-eyes as well as smiling, happy baby pics. THIS is what we need. More than cooking or having a food blog, this is my calling. I’m always going to have to eat, but I want to share my experience not just a recipe. I want to show you that I ate an entire plate of raw dough with tomato sauce because I didn’t know to dry out fresh pasta & cook it.
If you know me- if you’ve ever even met me- you know that I am honest, totally unfiltered, willing to share just about any part of my life with anyone willing to listen (especially when I’ve had a few drinks, ha.) So, I have no idea why I’m not like that on social media where I see hundreds/thousands of people every day Am I qualified to give advice? Probably not. Am I a qualified as a cook? Definitely not. But I am qualified to make you realize that whatever thoughts you have- you’re not alone. It’s okay to be honest or feel embarrassed if you’re being yourself. I am qualified to eat raw pasta dough so that you don’t have to.
This blog is about the commonalities & community shared through food. It’s about being honest, raw (pasta pun not intended) & learning. Life is SHORT, as I always mention. It changes fast. Be yourself. I want great looking pictures & a hot bod. I want a perfect relationship (& I want everyone to think I have one). In wishing and trying to make myself look better, I’m actually just living a much more negative lifestyle. I won’t have any of these things as long as I am trying to be like someone else.
So to answer the questions from the beginning:
Will people see my posts & make fun of me? Yes, and they probably already do!
Will I get followers? I’m going to have to learn not to care.
Am I even cool enough for social media posts? No, I am not. I post a ton of travel pictures, but that’s only a few days of the year! Most days I am just alone snap chatting cute pictures of my cats to people who don’t care.
As you are finishing up your food, I hope that you want to try A LITTLE harder to recognize that even the “pretty people” feel ugly some days, even the 6-packs can bloat, the perfect moms are tired, the best marriages fight. We are all TOTALLY regular people sitting at a table eating pasta.