Hey peeps. A couple of pieces of administrivia before we get started. Yes, I said administrivia. Can you tell I am a businesswoman?
First, I wanted to thank you all so much from the bottom of my heart. I dropped off the face of the Earth for a while there, while I was traveling and stressed and decompressing. It means so much to me to see you all come back and visit with me. Truly, I can’t even say. The friendships I have with all of you are so special to me, and I guess seeing you come back lets me know I might be a little bit special to you, too.
Second, I wanted to show off my smoothie from today. Yeah, I know, I am not the only person in the world who can make smoothies. But this one was so perfect and delicious, I just need to brag a little. Sadly, my photography does it no justice, but look…
Is it just me or is that the most gorgeous smoothie EVERRRRRR?
This smoothie was an accident. It was like freakin’ FROYO. I was trying to make my Chocolate Banana Strawberry Smoothie In a Bowl (you know, CBSSIAB) but… gasp… I only had two frozen strawberries! So, I tried to add a few frozen mixed berries, and, well, I added a LOT more than a few. I shall now refer to this as my Serendipity Smoothie.
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1 TBSP chia seeds
- 2 TBSP chocolate protein powder
- a squirt of agave syrup for sweetness
- 1 frozen banana
- a couple of frozen strawberries
- “too many” frozen berries
Blend, pour into a bowl, enjoy with a spoon.
Blogging, but why, but whyyy???
Okay. Administrivia over. Now on to the main agenda item. (work, work, go away, come again another day)
There have been a bunch of bloggers lately posting about blog identity crises. They are asking themselves questions like “what is my blog’s purpose”, “what am I trying to say”, and “what sets me apart?” Likewise, I’ve been having a few discussions with myself about my blog. In January, I repurposed my blog to focus on feeding my family better food. I renamed my blog “Merf In Progress” to pay homage to my slight obsession with self improvement, my constant dissatisfaction with the status quo, my need to improve everything.
It’s been six months. My son is eating great. Could I do better? Sure. But things have improved a lot. So, I am now finding myself in one of those blogger crises. Is this blog serving its purpose? What should I be doing differently?
Here are some stream-of-consciousness thoughts from me.
- If this blog isn’t improving my life, what’s the point?
- Reading blogs has inspired me more than I ever could have imagined. The friends I’ve made from blogging have enriched my life more than I could have ever imagined possible.
- I want to get in better shape. I need to trim this waistline.
- I’m still not eating the way I wish I was — too much sugar, too much processed food.
Negative, negative, negative. Hey, that’s me.
I have so much more to say on this, but that’s a start. I’ll save the rest for another day. Say bloggy boos, do you ever name your post before writing it, then after writing it you realize you totally missed the mark? I pre-named this post “Treading Water.” That is a post i need to write. This wasn’t it.
I would like to end this post by saying, I think “Big” might be the best movie of all time. And Tom Hanks is my idol.