Yes, it’s difficult. Difficult to put aside time to do your daily things, and in my case, study for an energy risk management license or consider job offers. It is difficult to have to wake up an hour before schedule to tend to my virtual world. Answer emails, tweets, facebook messages. Engage with readers, read other blogs, look for inspiration. Continue to draft posts, put together outfits and measure ingredients for a recipe.
I engage my creative side to keep me sane. My blog lets me be the girl I want to be whilst working in a very male-dominated sector. My job lets me challenge myself intellectually. At the end of the day when I sit in bed reflecting on my days accomplishments, I don’t have this feeling that I have achieved something. I have a feeling that I’m living a dream. Yes, it all sounds a bit fantastical, but I get to pursue everything I love on a daily basis.
And just a bit about this recipe. Since that’s why we’re here today. I find this pasta recipe to be my comfort pasta. Creaminess from the butter, the warmth of the sage, the earthiness of the mushrooms and the sweetness of the onions. I made this with my friend, Aart, when I was in Scotland on a day I was missing home most. I never made this before and this recipe has no connection to home, but it is that comfort of cooking and sharing with a friend.
To tie everything we learned together today… My blog lets me share how much I cherish the little things in life. Cooking and sharing a meal with a friend and for making that moment feel like I was back home.
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