When I first started this blog, I was a stranger in a new city. I didn’t know anyone or anywhere and I thought a food, arts and culture blog would be a great way to sample its flourishing food scene and explore all the art and culture the city had to offer. I joined a blogging group and met many inspiring people, mostly women, who all shared a love of blogging.
Then life got in the way, as it has a habit of doing, and I had to put this blog on hold. I needed time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life so I took some time away from the glare of social media. In that time I thought long and hard about my passions, the things that fire me up and make getting up every morning a joy.
I discovered that my love of food; talking about it, eating it, writing about it, has never waned but I was frustrated by the diet culture I saw going on around me and was even something I was temporarily a part of. So, I decided that the first thing I wanted to get more involved in was the anti-diet, body positivity work that’s going on all around me by writing more about it here on this blog.
A change of direction
Secondly, I decided that I wanted to be a counsellor. I’ve always been drawn to care-giving roles so I enrolled in a 10 week Level 2 counselling course to see if it was the right thing for me and I found myself loving it. With that in mind, I shall we using this blog to write about and share articles and information on mental health and mental wellbeing until I start the next Level 3 counselling course next September, when I’ll write about that too.
Finally, I love reviewing books so I intend to combine all of my passions by reviewing books on feminist, body positivity, counselling and psychology. I want this blog to be a safe space where anyone can read about my experiences, find new resources and talk about their own experiences.
If there is anything else you would still like to know about then do feel free to send me a message or leave a comment.