I wanted to share a dessert recipe with you today.
But instead, I ate it.
Because amidst all of the holiday recipes jockeying for position right now, there’s something that needs to be said.
From the heart.
From a blogger’s perspective, our world can be very lonely at times.
Despite the number of followers that ‘define’ us, sometimes it feels like we’re little ants in an underground colony of thousands, scurrying around trying to build something great. The time and energy exerted is enormous, and when you finally surface, the outside world has absolutely no clue what you’re doing or even talking about.
Except for you.
You’re the link to the outside world.
Let me give you an example-
The 2 minutes it takes for you to comment on my blog, or to send an email, leaves me with a full day of inspiration and support. Feedback fuels my creativity.
And in fact, if it wasn’t for our connection, I would most likely be on a different creative path right now.
Here’s another example-
Did you know I was discovered by my publisher on Pinterest?
I didn’t go the traditional route of getting a literary agent, writing a monstrous proposal and submitting to various publishers.
Without the power of social media, or content sharing in general, my first cookbook would’ve only been published years from now (or maybe even never).
Instead, I was plucked from obscurity… thanks to you.
The conversation that has been going on right here, since 2013, inspires me to become a better baker… thanks to you.
This blog, which started out as an innocent hobby, has led to a multitude of opportunities. It allows me to work from home, closer to my crazy boys, my husband (and high maintenance cat) whom I love more than anything else in this whole wide world… thanks to you.
So, really, I wanted to share a dessert with you today.
But instead, thoughts of gratitude take center stage.
Consider my words just a slice of the pie, to share at our communal table, a place where we can continue to gather together for years to come.