It’s time. Don’t we all come to that point in our lives eventually? Where we say, “It’s time for change.” A new chapter in our lives?
There’s many changes going on around here.
The weather of course is changing – headed towards springtime.
Our life has drastically changed – going from active duty military to retirees and homesteaders.
You’ve probably noticed that vlogging has become a bigger thing for me – creating video content hosted here on Cosmopolitan Cornbread & my YouTube channel. I really enjoy it.
But there’s more going on.
I had a really rough week this past week with blog-related technical issues, that still haven’t been fully resolved. I was so agitated that a part of me wanted to throw in the towel and quit. Don’t worry, I got over that impulse. But I am hoping the issue presents a fix for itself, because it is a big one for me, though has basically no effect for my readers – all of you.
Next, after having many friends and loved ones ask me to do portraits for them, others began asking for the same.
I’ve been approached by businesses & organizations to create videos for them, and am thrilled that people love what I do. Well, if that was going to happen, then I would need to make it official…and so I did. I have launched a business, and am a licensed Photographer & Videographer. Yep, you have to have a license to do it in the state of Alabama.
I’ve been a “webmaster” for 20 years this autumn. I started blogging in 2006, and you know what? I love it. I really do. I have met some of the most wonderful people and forged great friendships because of this little thing we call the internet. In all that time that I have done this, I’ve never really taken a break from it.
Looking back on Cosmopolitan Cornbread, I have hundreds of recipes published here. Recipes that have fed my family, and that my children grew up eating. But you know, as time goes on, we often change and modify recipes that we make. I’m going to be hitting the “pause button” on new recipes here for a little while, as I go back and start refreshing the older ones. Ones that I may have modified and made a little better or easier. Ones that need new photos because I took the pics when I knew nothing about photography. Don’t worry, everything else will continue, it is only the recipes that will be paused. Everything will remain as it has always been here.
The biggest change however, is a very personal one. I have decided after much thought, to make some major changes in the way I eat. Let’s face it, I’m aging. I’m approaching my 50s and there comes a point when you have to do things differently to stay (or get) healthy. I recently began going “paleo.” If you aren’t familiar with it, the short version is that I eat little to no carbs.
I decided to do this after witnessing good friends who dropped pounds like you drop a mic. I’ve been contemplating this for over a year, and doing my homework on it. But I finally decided to give it a go. Now we all go through kicks where we want to get in shape or eat better – how many times do people make THAT new year’s resolution? I’m quite guilty of starting a workout routine and quitting 2 days or a week later because I’m just too busy. Yep, that’s me. But I am determined.
If you had suggested as little as a month ago that I would give up bread, I would have laughed in your face. How many times have I referred to myself as a “caribivore?” I couldn’t count them all. But I’ve done it. The immediate results were stunning. In the first 5 days, I dropped 7 pounds. That only cemented the determination that I have to continue with this. So much so, that I have launched a new project. PALEOh Yum! It is a new, and very simple website that will be nothing more than paleo-friendly recipes.
I feel very good about this new chapter in my life.
It is time.