The new direction I’m taking as a food blogger.
I am a food blogger. Duh. But the last time I blogged about food was on Tuesday, and after three non-stop years, I had my first vacation from photographing what I ate. I admit it was kinda weird – but also liberating! First, I baked, and I didn’t stop to document the bowl and spatula being licked. That made me feel a lot less frustrated by the process. A pear was eaten. And another one. Then some grapes. Followed by another bowl. And I didn’t have to worry about how to make them all look different or somewhat visually interesting.
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know what my decision is. I’m no longer going to post every single morsel I eat. I’ve been wanting to do this for a while now – even before my father passed away two summers ago – but I was holding on – for a lot of reasons. Connection to my family, who’s far away. Connection to readers who have also struggled with eating disorders and said this helped them. But mostly, because it was a part of me and I’m afraid to let go.
This is not the first time The Actor’s Diet has changed format. For the first full year, it was me and Christy – posting every few days. I took over full time, and it has became a way to figure out my relationship with eating, which is constantly changing. Along with that evolution is the knowledge that I can trust my body to tell me how much it needs. I’m not afraid anymore. I have faith I’ll be fine. Even when I relapse, gain weight, and lose it, I’ve been okay.
I’m not sure how often you’ll be hearing from me, and what I’ll write about. But I do know that it is going to be whenever I feel the inspiration and have time. Honestly, a huge catalyst for all of this NOW is that I just don’t have it in my schedule anymore! I also will spare your eyeballs of repetitive things (ahem, melon) and subjects that I didn’t have a good experience with – everything you see will be something I recommend or find personally interesting.
Thank you so much for all your support over the years – obviously, this isn’t the end at all – just a new beginning. You can always subscribe to the podcast or follow me on social media if you can’t get enough!