Playing catch up!

Wow! August flew by, and I'm sitting at my new desk looking out my window trying to remind myself that it's a new year of sorts. It's the beginning of my second year of this, I'm in a new apartment, I have new hopes an aspirations, and new outlooks on life. It is as if I have officially turned over a new leaf.

I want to start off by saying thank you to everyone who decided to reconnect it was a treat getting to see what you have been up to and having a chance to say thank you for all you've done over the past year for me.

Yes, you read it correctly I moved, I'm still in Chicago so no worries, just a different apartment, with a substantially better stove. Some of you may be aware of the fact that I was utterly depressed by the state of my old kitchen and its' stove. As a culinary person, the fact that I had a stove that couldn't properly cook and bake my food was depressing, to say the least. However, I can bake and cook again and am eager to have people to share my food with.

I was whisked away by a dashing gentleman to New York and Las Vegas and was pleasantly surprised by both cities. Being a proud die-hard Chicagoan I have never liked New York since I was young, disliking the fact that Chicago always came second to New York made never wanting to go there so much easier. Then I went, and I realized that just like Chicago New York has history and pride in itself. I realized you should not judge a city by your own personal opinions until you've been there. In fact, both excursions forced me to be more open minded and understand that judgment of something should always be withheld until you experience it or see it first hand. I'm looking forward to more excursions in the future that will continue to teach me the importance of an open mind, and an evolving opinion.