Ah, the long awaited first post.
Like many things in my life, I have been putting off starting a blog. The genius idea came to me as a junior in college. The first roadblock was thinking of the perfect blog name. Then, it was deciding on the content. Insecurities started popping up after a while, too. I starting having this sense of anxiety where my every word will be scrutinized and criticized by whoever reads it. Or the opposite: that no one will read it, ever.
And now, well into my last year-no, last semester-in college, I have finally decided to start blogging. Yup. When I should be hard at work finishing up my last semester, job hunting, and generally figuring out what I want to do with my life post-college, I instead decide to take it upon myself the all-consuming task of blogging.
Why do I want to start blogging?
While it would be nice to one day be internet famous, I mainly want to discover more about myself. More specifically, my interests in cooking. I have been battling with the idea of going to culinary school and whatnot for the past few months. I read articles on successful people in the industry. I e-mailed people I admired. And finally, after collecting and contemplating over the helpful advice I was given, I decided it was time.
On a side note: always, always, always reach out to people in the industry you admire! I sent out about ten e-mails asking for advice, not expecting any reply. A week later, I got a reply from the Amanda Hesser! Needless to say, I was completely starstruck. I just stared at the e-mail, dumbfounded. Never would I have expected the CEO of the food52.com and former food editor of The New York Times to respond! Her words of advice struck a chord deep within me and I resolved to further explore my love of food. Do I want work with food for the rest of my life? Know the difficulties of becoming a food writer, the struggle of working with food in a test kitchen everyday, and the overbearing pressure my parents put on me to capitalize on my Finance and Marketing major, the struggle is definitely very real.
Well, that’s all I have to say for now. Thanks for reading, if there is anyone out there!
p.s. I wanted to link this blog to Bloglovin’ and this is the only way I can figure out how to do it! Looks a bit messy, but that’s okay. <a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13490393/?claim=c3uyuvuzgnh”>Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a>