Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Resurrection of Ali Jay

My musings for this blog always struck me while in the shower. I would sometimes skip the conditioner to hop out and type up everything my brain just stormed on my pink Dell laptop. But something happened (I started a new career in recruiting and I had SO much material, y'all. And it would have been in such bad taste to make fun of the people just innocently looking for work.) and I lost my Ali Jay blog self.

For the last three and a half years, I have existed only in the worlds of Instagram and Facebook. And then not so much on Facebook because it is truly the worst. Since then, my recruiting career morphed into a sales career and I got a couple new jobs, got a new doggy, got a new car, moved out of Denver, bought a house, got engaged and oh yeah, I LEARNED HOW TO COOK.

When I met Dustin 8 months before my last blog post, I was 138lbs. I have gained between 25-30 lbs, as some late 20's females in relationships do. Dustin is a chef, he trained The Western Culinary Institute - Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, OR. Now you know the reason for the 25-30lbs! Since moving up to Loveland, CO, we have worked to improve our relationship with food and learn how to make delicious, clean recipes.

And that's when the shower thoughts started. I had been toying with the thought of resurrecting this blog. And then I was TERRIBLY embarrassed to look through the old posts. But whatever, I was so cute and young and naive. Laugh all you want, I'm leaving them up! I have a ton of fears about this blog. What if no one reads it? What if everyone reads it and I become a famous food blogger and people start sending me free stuff but also start spamming me? I don't own a nice camera! And I don't have a remodeled, bright kitchen!

But I owe it to my good friend Ginny, who inspired me and motivated me (and forced me) to just suck it up and put my recipes out there. Most of my recipes are inspired by other clean eaters out there and I will be sure to give credit where credit is due.

If you've made it this far, I am so glad to have you along in my journey. Thank you in advance for holding me accountable and supporting me and not saying mean things in the comments.

-Ali J