> hey what's for dinner mom?: RESPECT

2.27.2009

RESPECT

While I have wanted to write since I was a little girl life has always gotten in the way. Rather my choices have always gotten in the way. Instead of safe college, I chose a lifestyle not quite amenable to writing (read UNHEALTHY & HEADING FOR HELL), then came my first son Hero who saved my life. He kept me from killing myself with an unhealthy life and forced me to grow up and get well. Then I became single with a boy, I ended up working to keep my house and my son and never wrote but in a journal. Next comes the man of my dreams and ahhhh maybe time to write, oh, no wait here comes baby # 2, Union. Boy, do kids sure suck up the time. Just as I am surfacing from little Union along comes #3 Sir-prise. Now definitely there is NO TIME TO WRITE. A new born, a 2 year old and a 13 year old all need me to keep it together and focus on them. Whew. I did. I am still doing, although now the little ones are 3 and 5 and Hero is 16 and everyone can, at least once in a while, hold it together themselves.

Now I have time. Writing combined with my love of cooking and cook books helped me create a great blog that I love to write in. And the funny thing? No one I tell about it will even LOOK at it. It seems to be that only the people who don't personally know me will actually read it. I have 1 follower who knows me, the rest are cyber supporters. It's weird, I'm finally doing what I have always wanted to do, and I get no respect from people who actually know me. Really, if I mention I'm a blogger people actually snicker about that. As if 'what do you know and why would anybody listen to you'. I'm not going to quit. I'm not going to quit hoping that people will stop feeding their kids crappy food. I am not going to stop hoping gardening and self sufficiency will make a resurgence. I am not going to quit writing about real, good and honest food. I wouldn't be respecting myself if I did. Respect starts with me.

7 comments :

  1. Funny, I went through the same thing, I think a lot of us do. My love didn't take it seriously at first -- and then he bought me a new camera for my birthday because "you need it to take better food pictures for your blog" -- I cried! Most of my family don't know but those close to me that do are finally on board -- and I think it actually helped me to get my feet wet knowing my whole family was NOT watching!! :) Great post!

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  2. It IS a great blog; don't let anybody dissuade you!

    Keep on truckin'.

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  3. Aww Thanks Ladies! No one will dissuade me :) Thanks for the words of advice and kindness. I can't wait to get back to cooking. Laura

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  4. YAY for you and yay for respect - thanks for your support and I'm likning up your post now!

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  5. I love the post so beautiful and so true about kids! I'm glad you're getting back to writing, I love to read your blog and love all the yummy foods!

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  6. I just came upon your blog and I must encourage you as a fellow food blogger to continue your passion. I came upon this blogging hobby last year and find it's a wonderful creative outlit, for a creativity I didn't even know I had. Keep it up!! You're a great writer.

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