I’m sitting here, drinking what is probably my
third fifth cup of coffee at the tail end of a long day. I’m not drinking it out of my favorite mug, as I had hoped to, but you know, we just CAN’T win ‘em all!
However, I do feel a lot like a winner today. I graduated with my Master’s degree, and I’m piling heaps of hope upon even more hope that I will be get a permanent job with a competitive salary in my field. The job market doesn’t look good, but I’m doing my best to stay positive.
You haven’t seen me for all of April and most of May because, while I was working on my 60-page Master’s Thesis and Action Research, I was also working 4 jobs for a total of about 70 hours a week. I even injured my ankle, which has truly sidelined my cooking/running/training.
I guess it was all for the better, because with every spare moment, I worked laboriously on my Thesis. I took my trusty MacBook and jump drives everywhere, even squeezing in some lunch-break-work at my various jobs. Aside from disappearing off of the blogosphere, my social life also took a serious dive.
Today was my commencement ceremony. I feel good. I feel accomplished. I feel ready to dive back into life outside of academia. I feel ready to have time for leisure reading and leisure writing.
Anyhow, what does this have to do with blogging?
Well, my dear friends, it means I have time to cook again, in my barely renovated kitchen. But I want these recipes to be flavorful, beautiful, and carefully sought-and-thought out.
My plan is to hold off on posting recipes for a bit. Starting July 1, you will see the recipes (hopefully some quality food porn) coming at you again on the regular. At that time, I hope to have a new layout and blog design. Call it a relaunch, if you will. A “Kitchen” renovation, of sorts.
In the meantime, I will be diving back in to “What I Ate Wednesdays” and telling you about some of my favorite food/kitchen products. There are more new favorites than I thought I could even have! I’ll pick my best for you.
I’m glad to be back, kids, and I hope you will welcome me with open arms.
After all, I am a MASTER of something. Imagine that! (I have the bill to prove it).