The transition from the adventurous lifestyle of an expat English teacher with the freedom, time, and proximity to travel frequently to exotic destinations back to the career ladder took a bit longer and was a bit more disruptive to regular blogging than I expected it would be at the outset, but now, at the very beginning of 2014 I find myself in a position to be able to sit down and tap out a few thoughts about where the blog is going to go in the future, what kind of adventures I can even conceive of in the near future, and perhaps fall into the beginning of the year “these are my goals for this year” trope that is required of anyone who maintains a blog.
It’s all about the food this year
After months and months of seeking jobs and a place of our own, we’ve finally settled down in San Antonio, Texas. It’s not exactly the apartment we wanted in New York, but we’ll trade that for the usable kitchen space and write our own story, ya know? The good news is that San Antonio is still big enough for us to find just about anything we might want, but we’ll certainly have to work a bit harder at it. As for the aforementioned kitchen space, the most affordable and therefore possible way for us to get a taste of the world for the next year or so is going to be by cooking up whatever cuisine we might desire in our own kitchen. I think I’ll blog about that. See what just happened? The blog evolved before your very eyes. If I were a creationist I’d have to take the whole thing down and start over, I guess. Good thing I’m not. Other topics I might touch on in the future (regularly) might include fitness, current events, and adult beverages.
I’m planning to get the first look at this crap I made in my very own kitchen themed post up in the next couple of days. The name of the segment is still under construction in my head, so don’t be surprised if something other than look at this crap I made in my very own kitchen isn’t what shows up in your inbox, mkay?
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Speaking of inboxes, sign up to receive the blog by email if you’re planning to continue reading. I’m downsizing my social media presence a bit, and the blog’s facebook page is going away soon. I’m not setting a firm date, but before the end of January for sure. Time management dictates that I barely have the time to maintain the blog and a free channel to write my thoughts down, and no time for the facebook/googleplus/etc. There will probably be a change of URL for the blog this summer as well, as iPower seems to find their services to be worth quite a bit more than I find them to be and I might just migrate the whole shebang over to wordpress.com.
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I might like to post some images here and there in a really short-form way of adding content to the blog. You see, wordpress makes a fireworks show out of your posts at the close of each year, so the more posts I make the more fireworks I get at the end of the year, and that provides me with a tiny bit of gratification. It’s all about me.
Goals for the year
- Fitness: keep it up and turn up the intensity.
- Career growth: keep it up and turn up the intensity.
- Eat fish more often.
Get all necessary dental work done.
Establish a relationship with a family practitioner and feel comfortable enough to just call for refills.
- Create a financial position that will allow us to buy a small Greek island in 2015 (yeah, right!)
- Have an adventure each and every day…or at least a caper.
Okay, that felt really obligatory. Remember, subscribe to the email updates because the facebook page is going away. I’m looking forward to a new year and lots of adventures in the kitchen, and I hope you’ll stick with me while I change this from a blog about interesting places I’ve been more into a blog about interesting stuff to make and eat at home.
Good talk. See you out there.