Who am I?

I’m not really sure how much you need to know about me. I’m a Twin Cities transplant hailing from the East Coast (PHL, PIT) who likes to eat, drink, and laugh. I’m not a foodie or a coffee snob. I like craft beer, but I’m not an aficionado. If I could, I would eat flaming hot cheetos every single day of my life.  Dogs > Cats, but I think cats are far more hilarious because they’re assholes. I like having a good time and taking pictures.

Why am I creating this site?

When I initially started this blog, I had this idea that somehow a blog would push me to go out more, remember to take pictures of my food, and create a pretty rolodex of all of the places I love to go.

That didn’t happen. Instead, what I realized is that I have a lot of thoughts and opinions about important things, not important things and writing these ideas down is surprisingly cathartic to me. Sure, sometimes I like to post about a new restaurant or a vacation but I just like writing about life. There are so many challenges we face as we grow up, grow older, times change, relationships evolve and I’m just so fascinated by it all.

But other than this notion that I would be some sort of food blogger (omg I’m embarrassed just saying it out-loud), my other two reasons for starting this blog are still true.

One. I’m forgetful. I’m happy and living a pretty fantastic life. I want something to look back on. I’m already finding myself digging for memories I can’t quite remember and feeling like I lost something.  Plus, I might update a website more often than the notebook I’ve been meaning to write in for the past three years (especially when you pay for the premium package, talk about putting your money where your mouth is). 

Two. I want to write for fun. I realized over the past few years, I only write when I’m sad or torn about something and I miss this part of me. I’ve fallen out of touch and I’m craving that relationship again.