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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

On Purpose.

 The primary thing I've struggled with on maintaining GVK hasn't been lack of inspiration.  Anyone will tell you that 2012, and years prior, have been filled with good eats both in and out of my kitchen.  I've always loved food, as have those closest to me.  Joyous times celebrated with those whom I love, solemn times mourning what was lost and what could have been, hopeful times anticipating what the future would hold - these times all experienced in solitude or community, while enjoying the comfort of a meal, a drink, even something ordinary as a bottle of water on a long car-ride home.

Something as unadorned as a piece of buttered toast.

I came home from work today, impatient and ravenous for warmth, and grateful for the simple white loaf I bought on the last day of 2012.  Over the years, one of the most basic of foods - the crunchy give of the hot bread, the oozing, salted coziness of the melted butter - has been a staple.  How can something so plain be so good?

The primary thing I've struggled with hasn't been desire.  I've wanted to write, truly I have.  Years of creative writing classes have blessed me, or at least once blessed me, with the gift of the written word. I've loved reading and continue to do so, though the time I should dedicate to it escapes before my eyes close each night.  Reading is the best way to fuel writing - drawing inspiration from those around me. 

The primary thing hasn't been boredom.  My days and nights are full.  If anything, it's been due to the busy-ness that I haven't taken the time to sit down and just write.  Though that isn't entirely true either, as many a weeknight finds me parked on the couch watching TV.  What excuse do I have?  None.  I've found time for most anything else in my life which I find meaningful. Why not this?

The primary thing has been purpose.

What do I want to write here?  Why is GVK here?  Why should I be one little fish in a big ol' cliche of an internet ocean, brimming with food bloggers - ALL bloggers - alike?  What purpose do I have?

I don't have recipes every day.  I don't cook every day.  I want a space that I can call my own without being forced - or rather, feeling forced - to blog only my recipes.  There's so much more to talk about - I just want an outlet.

How can something so plain be so good?  Something so plain as a blog.  One of countless others.

Only time will tell.  My aspiration by the end of the year is to find this blog's purpose.  To see where it goes, what I learn, what readers and writers will teach me.  I look forward to find comfort here - and I hope it's well received.

1 comment:

  1. I think it's perfectly ok to write about more than just food, or just parenting, or just fashion. People want to get to know all facets of the person writing.