In April Munchies and Munchkins turned 10. I’ve been deliberating for a while as to what to do with the blog. I’ve poured so much of myself into it over the years but recently I’ve felt like I’ve lost my voice a little and I did come close to just stopping it all. After all websites aren’t free to run and maintain and when you aren’t monetising your blog as much it can seem wasteful. But after some thought I realised that the blog means a lot to me, it has saved me at various times over the years from going to a dark place and I have had some quite frankly incredible experiences from it.
A lot has gone on in my life over the past few years, lots of changes, some good, some bad but one thing I realised is that I really miss writing. I still have fairly awful brain fog and concentration since having Covid in 2020 so my writing is not quite the same these days, at least not in my opinion but that isn’t going to change unless I focus on it. And I miss it, so here I am fingers on the keyboard ready to ramble at you about everything and nothing.
I do aim to be sharing recipes again soon because I am slowly slowly getting back in the kitchen more and the usual stories about life and issues I feel are important but right now this is really just me saying hello again.
My life right now is happy in so many ways, I am not in the best of health but I have sort of come to an acceptance that this may be life for a while and I have so very much to be grateful for. Like most of you probably the last two years have taught me a lot, a lot about being alone and coping alone with big issues and in a way I’m glad it happened. I am stronger person mentally than I was before. And even though I now no longer have to ‘do life’ alone, having someone in my life who I know is my rock and that I can depend on completely, I can draw strength from that time and I’m proud of myself.
Those of who are long time readers of the blog will know I have two wonderful daughters, now 8 and 10 which seems crazy when I remember writing their birth stories on here. They probably won’t feature so heavily in the future, they’ll pop in here and there but they are getting older and not likely to want their mam discussing them online too much which is absolutely fine with me. But they are children who I am constantly extremely proud to call mine. Empathetic, funny, loving and kind which are to me the most important traits we can have. As with all children they require lots of my time and strength ( and at times patience) but they are no trouble..yet. I’m also really happy and secure in my relationship, my partner is fully supportive of both me and the girls and I couldn’t really ask for more, simply put he makes me feel loved and happy every single day.
Anyway enough of my cheesy waffle, hopefully you’ll be seeing more of my posts pop up on your feed and your email inboxes and I really look forward to interacting with you all again. Finally.. a big thank you to every one of you has reached out when I’ve had hard times these last few years, I appreciate it more than I could tell you.