Dear readers, exactly one year ago, I started this blog. I had no idea what it would bring, or what I would even write about. I just figured I had random thoughts, and hey, maybe other people might be interested in reading? I wasn’t sure if my musings would be interesting to other people, but if anything, I figured I'd want to remember these thoughts and experiences years from now.
I also knew that I was lucky. And that I have the good fortune of meeting a lot of interesting people in my life. People from all around the world, people living all over the place, and people right here in SF. And obviously in addition to wanting to remember these unique experiences and feelings, I wanted to share it too.
And what else? My love for food. The many, many, MANY amazing meals I have the opportunity to eat. From the fancy meals in the Michelin stared restaurants, to the street food in Asia, to the 'experimental' recipes, to home cooked meals at home... Some might even say my life revolves a bit around food.
Finally, I wanted to write about my life experiences. I have a passion for seeking new experiences and adventures. I'm not afraid to give anything a try. I try to remain positive, and to find the good in people, and all experiences.
I've had fun doing it. Some posts have been harder to write than others. Others have flowed out of me easily. I've LOVED reading comments from readers and getting emails from friends referencing a post. And I have had fun with creative post titles. It's been a diary. It's been a therapist. It's been my way to do some soul searching.
What have I learned?
A lot! People are sensitive. People care and take what I have to say, to heart.
There are a lot of people out there reading. I have ‘followers’ that enjoy reading about what I’m up to, where I’m eating at, who I’m meeting, and about the general happenings and mind sets of the people out here in San Francisco.
I've also learned a lot about technology! From using the blogger platform, basic HTML language, to RSS feeds, subscriptions via email, etc.
That you can’t always say what you want to say. ‘Nuff said.
The pen is mightier than the sword.
What will the next year of blogging bring? Hopefully more adventures. More new people to meet, more new restaurants to try, and of course, good meals to be had. If it is half as entertaining and interesting as this last year, I think I’m in for a treat. In the meantime, keep reading friends. Hope you'll take the time to leave a comment now and then and share with me what you're thinking!