I went to Barnes and Noble the other day to browse around for a new cookbook. (No, that’s not what I need advice about haha. I’ll get to that in a minute )
Anyway, I wanted to find one that would be a good fit for crossing off an item on my “30 before I’m 30” list. Something I could completely cook my way through, every single recipe.
I got a little distracted by the fiction section. I could spend (and have spent) hours in a book store, getting lost in the little descriptions of each story, and wishing I had all the time in the world to read and relax full time.
Ain’t I cool? I’ve read all those books. And only 8 of them were required by school! I’m totally cultured.
Except that I was browsing through a new-to-me blog (The Midwest Maven) and found a really cool post about TIME magazine’s “Top 100 Novels of All-Time”. After looking through their list, I might not be as cultured as I thought. Here are the ones I’ve read:
Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret
The Catcher in the Rye
The Grapes of Wrath
The Great Gatsby
The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Lord of the Flies
The Sound and the Fury
Their Eyes were Watching God
Things Fall Apart
To Kill a Mockingbird
The ones in bold I read for fun, all of the others were required by school at one point or another. So, I’ve read 13 of the 100 novels in Time’s list, and only 4 of them were on my own. Kind of shameful? I dunno.
Anyway! Back to the task at hand. Cookbooks. I briefly considered going for an ultimate classic, like one of these two:
But then I got completely overwhelmed when I realized that cooking 1500 recipes would mean at least 1 recipe a day for the next 4 years and since I’d like to have a life outside of cooking, I decided against it. Seriously, how did Julie do it?
Anyway, I settled on this Ellie Krieger book that looks like a good combination of simple, easy recipes, mixed with some that will push me past my comfort zone to try new foods.
I’m excited to get crackin’ on this cookbook!
Work it Out
Once again I’m typing to you all on my lunch break at work, because I have plans to go to trivia tonight with The Boy. But I’m planning on a treadmill or outdoor run, followed by the last of my Body Revolution phase 1 workouts! I need to do the strength 4 workout and the cardio (because I didn’t get to workout yesterday).
If all goes as planned, I’ll start phase 2 on Friday! I’m kind of excited? I’m weird.
I hope that obnoxious ALLCAPS moment caught your attention.
I need some advice from you guys (obviously lol). I’ve drafted a few posts that I want to share with everyone, but they’re pretty personal and I’m just not sure if I’m ready to make it all public, so-to-speak. I know I’m being very cryptic right now, but basically it’s a series of posts about “My Food Story”, and it explains why I needed to take a break from blogging this summer.
My hesitation is mostly from fear of what people I know in “real” life will think. I have no way of knowing if some random high school or college acquaintance of mine reads my blog, or even a coworker, and it could be pretty embarrassing if I just lay it all out there. I doubt people I semi-know read it, but it is a possibility (some close friends do, but I’m not afraid to share with them).
I want to share my story because I have a feeling it’s pretty relatable, and who knows, maybe it could help someone going through a similar situation. If it helps just one person, or makes one person feel less guilty/ashamed, then it’d be worth it. But I’m just having trouble biting the bullet and moving past the embarrassment of it all.
I don’t know what to do!
So, Question: Do I just put it all out there and share my story? Or should I keep it to myself, maybe wait until I feel more comfortable with it?
Please share your opinion!! I need all the advice I can get