Confession time! (And a poll… feedback requested please!)
Ooooh, sounds juicy, doesn’t it? Well, I DO have a confession to make. I’m kinda sorta really sick of writing from a “sick” person’s perspective. Crohn’s disease kicked my ass all the way through last year. But guess what? It’s not last year anymore, and I’m feeling pretty flippin’ fantastic! My obsession with food and eating seems to dissolving, and dare I say I actually feel like a “normal” human being again.
While I love this blog (I really, really do – it’s one of the great things that came out of this whole fiasco), I’m a little lost about where to take it next.
There are days when I don’t think I can snap another photo of my plate. And then – WHAM – Vea makes something amazing and I can’t help but share it with you. 😉 For that reason alone, I’ll probably still post pictures of awesome meals. It’s a “share the love” kind of thing.
Beyond that though, I’m stumped. I think blogs are more fun to read when someone is passionate about their subject matter.
Battling chronic illness is NOT a passion of mine. Additionally, posts that glorify (in any way) body dysmorphia, food logs, calorie burns, scale obsessions, and self loathing/ rejection / punishment are out. I cannot, in good conscience, give any more energy to these things than I already have.
So what trips my trigger these days? Nature, the beach, authentic connections with others, learning, growing, expanding, playing, loving, laughing; showing up and being present; staying even when it gets difficult; humor and appreciation; love, kindness, acceptance and genuine compassion for self and others… that’s where it’s at. I think focusing on these things would keep the fires burning. 😉
So the question is… what to do with Hungry Girl Eats?
- Should I keep HGE dedicated to sharing the ups and downs of life with Crohn’s? (After all, it has been a helpful way to face the good, the bad and the ugly head on.)
- What if I repurposed HGE to cover more subject matter?
- What if I made an entirely new site and updated this occasionally? (Lots of what-ifs… good for the soul.)
- If I moved on to a different project, would you like to come along for the ride?
Ultimately I’ll follow my gut (pun intended) but fishing for feedback may help me sort some stuff out. Truthfully, this moment of uncertainty is kind of fun – I love that the future has yet to be written!
As always, thanks for reading, commenting and sharing your thoughts. It wouldn’t be the same without you!