I’m going to a dietitian food blogger conference this week. It’s called Blog Brûlée, kind of a big deal in the dietitian food blogger and healthy food blogger world. I received an invite to apply for the conference in January but wasn’t sure if I should do it or not. I was worried about the cost of the flight because it’s in Vermont. No easy way to get from Boise, Idaho to Burlington, Vermont. Kris insisted that I apply. He even said he’d fly out with me and hangout with someone he knew who lived in the New England area…a coworker maybe? I really have no idea…
I was accepted to the conference on March 1st, the day after Kris died. I emailed the founders of the conference and asked for an extension on accepting the invitation. In May I decided to attend the conference. At the time, it seemed like September was so far away.
I haven’t been doing much with the food blog. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with the food blog. Honestly, I don’t know if I can only write about food. It’s a lot of work to create a recipe, test it, take pictures, edit pictures, and write a post. Food doesn’t quite have the same appeal as it used to… don’t get me wrong, I still cook, but my eating habits have drastically changed. Cooking for one is much different than preparing a meal for your husband and yourself.
My meals have become simple. Pesto zoodles with salmon. Tuna salad with cucumbers. Cheese, salami, and veggies. Bratwurst with roasted vegetables. Caprese salad. I don’t know what I’m going to do when the garden is done.
I’ve been thinking about making this more of a personal blog. Writing about life in general sounds more appealing to me than just writing about food. I’ll still do recipe posts, but my world has changed so much, I don’t think I can only write about food. Not that I find my life particularly interesting….but writing about Kris, grief, my life… it is a coping mechanism. It’s easier to be open about what I’m going through.
But for this coming week, follow me on Instagram @boundbyfood and my personal account @emilynorbryhn to see what I’m up to in Vermont. This conference might be what gets me back on track with food blogging. In any case, I’m very excited to learn and spend a few days with a great group of women.