It has been seven months since my last blog post. SEVEN MONTHS. I knew it's been a while, but that's crazy. I haven't given up on writing, but it just hasn't been a priority lately. Things got very busy and to be quite honest, I got discouraged.
Since my last post I explored the idea of writing a cookbook; that was my intention in starting the blog a couple years back - to write a cookbook. I met with a local book publisher a few times, set a timeline, met with photographers, began writing the introduction, determined the vision and layout of the book, etc. Things were moving along quickly and I was making a lot of progress. Then the process halted. I was waiting on the publisher to sign a deal. And delays on their end kept coming up.
Honestly, it bummed me out.
I was so excited to make this dream of mine come true. At the beginning, things were moving along so quickly and effortlessly, I thought it was too good to be true.
But ultimately, I think the timing wasn't right.
At the same time as all the delays, things at the cafes were getting very busy for me. For a number of different reasons, I took on extra shifts and a bit of extra work. That's not a bad thing, I love working and being at the cafe, but it didn't leave much time or energy for writing. So it was no longer much of a priority. I didn't pursue the cookbook idea full force anymore. I got distracted with everyday routines and tasks. The cookbook got put on hold.
"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
I truly believe that what's meant to be will happen. I still think the cookbook will come to pass. I haven't given up on that dream, it's just not the right time. And I would rather wait and do it properly, then force it to happen, and have it not turn out exactly how I want or how it should. Maybe I still have a few things to learn first. And that's ok with me.
"There's no need to rush. What's meant for you always arrives right on time."
That brings me to today. I have two days off this week to do personal stuff, which is rare. After going over my many to do lists this morning, I decided I was going to carve out a couple hours to write. And after looking back over my last posts, realized it's been seven months! My how time flies. It's been a full seven months. Now that my schedule has settled down a bit, I can take a little more time for myself, which means writing again. I'm going to keep practicing my writing and keep developing new recipes. And who knows, maybe when I least expect it, the right book deal will come along at the right time and I'll be more ready for it.