I’m taking a break from the weekly “Your Perfect Weekend” series for some real talk today. I have been in a major funk since the start of 2015. It’s like I never got over the post-holiday blues. I’ve tried detoxes and new workout plans in hopes that the physical change would give me more energy and inspire me to get out of this rut, but I just can’t seem to shake it. Between work, weekly snow storms, car problems, more work, and more work, I feel like I just can’t keep up. I feel like time keeps speeding up and I’m constantly panting, pounding, trying to get ahead of it. By the time I get home from work, I’m so mentally and physically drained that cooking – something that I’ve always loved – is the last thing I want to do. Even blogging has started to feel like a chore more than a creative outlet. I feel guilty that I’m writing this food blog and yet there are some days I’m just so SICK of food that all I want to say is: “Today I was too tired to lift a knife, so Kevin cooked dinner – again. The End.” Oh and: “Thank you, Kevin.”
The other day I said to Kevin, “I need to rebrand myself.” I’m sick of being this mopey, tired, lifeless person. I have such a supportive family, amazing friends, and the most patient, selfless, hilarious fiancé in the entire world – I should be waking up every morning feeling like I can conquer anything, not be crushed by it. SO, we are headed up to Rhode Island this weekend for some much needed battery-recharging and family time. I finally have an appointment for a haircut tomorrow, and I’m THIS CLOSE to chopping off all my hair (well not all of it, but a lot). I’m working on some other changes behind the scenes, of which I’ll hopefully have some updates soon. And I’m in the process of rebranding Cooking Cara to focus more on general lifestyle rather than just food. If you’ve made it this far, thanks for listening and get ready for some great new and INSPIRED content in the coming weeks!