It’s a Wonderful Blog
Often when I talk about the blog (and trust me, I talk about the blog often) I will bring up the interactions I have had with people. There is along list of great people I have met or gotten to know better just from taking on this project. It is a point I have made several times, but it is one that still rattles around my brain as things are coming to the bloggin end. While I think there is a connection people have with food and socializing I also believe that it wasn’t just the cooking or even the blogging that brought me closer to people during 2012. I think it was just doing things out of my normal routine and living life mindfully. Maybe that is a trite phrase, but the Mike/Mitch project forced me to plan out interactions and to do things rather than just read about things, think about things, or (worst of all) watch things happen on TV. I suppose this is a simple realization, but most of the important ones are, right?
There is a ripple effect happening here too, because I know of at least one other person who plans on doing something similar next year and I think that is pretty cool. Also my daughter Sarah has started a blog of her own as a vehicle for her amazing writing and I think that is super cool. (I forgot to ask her if it was OK to share so I am not going to add a link just yet, but I’ll check with her tomorrow.)
The other thing I keep thinking about as I get close to the end is, “What’s Next?” I have complained about people asking me this question, but in reality I find it flattering that people are interested and I am pretty sure I will be a little bored if I don’t come up with something. I am playing with a lot of ideas, but the one constant is that I will not be blogging in January of 2012. I will however be cooking because I got a couple new cookbooks for Christmas and some great new tools for my kitchen. I also have a home brewing starter kit that I hope to spend some time with. By the time it is ready for consumption I should have next year’s blog figured out.
As long as I am being sappy and serious I’d like to wish everyone one last Merry Christmas! I hope your day was as relaxing and joy filled as mine.