Oh it’s only the first post I’ve written since 2010, about four and a half years ago. No pressure on making this a significant blog post whatsoever… So I shall speak from the heart and then maybe edit it afterwards once or twice. No biggie.
Since then, I’ve met the love of my life – I am with someone different from the boyfriend I spoke about in the last post. In fact, I am married to this person and we are now doing life together in Boston. My ex has also moved on with a lovely lady and I’m grateful that we parted amicably. Over the years I’ve mentioned this blog as a way to chime in on a food conversation or as an ice breaker, but overall since June 2010, it’s only come to mind very randomly and very rarely. I thought about starting over and I thought about deleting all the posts that revolved around dining with my then boyfriend out of respect for my now husband but it occurred to me that I like that those old posts are there. I like the person that my husband is with now, with all that my past had to teach me and shape me to be the person he is with today.
I am living the dream. I don’t know how else to put it and how else to express my gratitude to God but by fully admitting that life is in a very sweet spot right now. I am going to embrace this and soak it in. I am so thankful. As you can imagine, the break up was hard, the periods of unemployment were hard, the familial and friendship lows were hard. All this to say the past four years were quite interesting, and as simple as it is, I’m able to know how nice things are now because of the lows that have happened in the past. It annoys me that I’m such a simple creature, but this is why God is God and I am not. I’m not going to get into the details that amount to my definition of living the dream but what it entails for me generally are relationships, the foundational ones being the ones I have with my husband and with God.
So yes. Hello again world of blogging, probably just those who happen to google “pret a manger grapefruit juice” and accidentally stumble upon this site. I’m fortunate to start this again in a new city, a city that happens to include great food and people I love and new ones I am falling in love with.