Hello and welcome, or welcome back! It has taken me far too long to return to this space, however, here I am. I don't know what to say about being gone from the blogging world so long other than life gets in the way and that during that time, Fork & Vine did not fit into my priorities. Being a good mother and wife, working full-time and squeezing in self-care (when I could) were about all I had room for. During that time, though, I knew that something was missing in my life, and that it had to be Fork & Vine.
I thrive best when I can create, so to be fully honest, I have not been the best version of myself without this space. While not blogging, I may have been a good mother, wife and employee, but maybe not the best version of ME. Writing and sharing my interests with others was the part of my self-care that fell along the wayside.
Blogging has played a major role in allowing me to share my strengths (and weaknesses) as a writer, cook and wine guide with others. I want to continue to be all of these things in this space, but as my life as changed, there is room for so much more. With that said, Fork & Vine will no longer be purely food and drink focused, but inclusive of the lifestyle I live in the Pacific Northwest. I hope you enjoy following along as I share my cooking endeavors, explorations of Portland and outdoor adventures with my family in the Pacific Northwest, and beyond.
Stay tuned for new posts and archives from the old Fork & Vine in the coming week. Thank you for sharing in my personal journey!