Sounds like a pretty simple concept, but in our modern-day fast-paced lives many of us get bogged down spending our energy elsewhere. Time and energy are (unfortunately) not infinite resources, so it makes sense to spend a good chunk of your time and energy doing things that you absolutely love. Things that bring you great joy and make your soul sing. If we don’t make time for these things it is all too easy to get sucked in to spending our time and energy doing things that don’t make us happy. Now, I’m not saying that we need to always be doing things that we love, but instead we need to make sure that there is a good balance. You deserve to do what you love!
I know that I am all too guilty of letting time slip away while getting caught up in the tedium that is everyday life. That is a major part of the reason that this blog has slipped into the void, but looking back, writing this blog was once something that I really enjoyed. A creative outlet and a social connection to the big, beautiful blogging community.
What I’ve been up to:
Since I last posted here back in January 2011, I have graduated my masters degree and have now been working as a dietitian for over 2 years. I love what I do. I love helping people to make changes that will help them to be healthier and be the best version of themselves that they can be. I love helping people achieve their goals. It feels good to know that I can make a difference in people’s lives. This is the reason I decided to pursue this career, the reason that I decided to drop my old degree and start from scratch on the path to becoming a dietitian. I love doing what I love.
It took a co-workers comment to re-spark my long forgotten blogging passion. A fellow dietitian who works in my team headed off on maternity leave about a month ago and in her last conversation with me before she said her ‘goodbye-for-nows’ she asked me to let her know if I ever start up my blog again. At that time I hadn’t thought of this little blog for a very long time, but that conversation planted a seed and I started to remember how much I loved blogging. I started to wonder how I could transform my blog to be both a creative outlet for me again and a place to share my professional views and knowledge. And once that seed was planted, it was difficult to shake from my mind.
What I want to do more of:
I want to blog about what I love and what I love doing. I hope that the new version of Should You Eat That? can help even more people. I want to help cut through all the crap related to nutrition and food that is out there in the media and help a wider audience to make sense of it all. For all of my past readers, never fear – I still love all things food and cooking and there will still be plenty of tasty recipes!
Over the next couple of months I will be getting back into blogging, building up slowly until a complete relaunch of the blog to kick off 2014. You may notice that I have already made the switch to a self-hosted blog and got myself a domain name. I also plan on revamping the look and feel of the blog and bringing in some regular post themes, such as Motivation Monday, so stay tuned.
Reflect for a minute – is there anything that you love that has dropped off the radar for you? Do you do what you love? Do you do it enough?