Sometimes I feel like I’m driving with no map. The road keeps going, and I have no idea where I’ll end up. No destination. No concept of where I even want to get to. But I’m hoping, yes, hoping, that it’ll all work out somehow.
You may have noticed that I’ve hardly been posting of late. I don’t really have any good excuses. It was winter and winter was loooong. We didn’t do a lot of adventuring because we were stuck inside most weekends. Living in Montreal has its pros and cons, and the extra cold long winter this year definitely falls into the latter category.
There are other reasons I’ve been ignoring the blog too. I’m in the midst of a life change and everything is still very foggy. After the ups and downs of 2014, this year is a lot more stable but also a little boring. I’m working in “grown-up” jobs, doing things I’m not as passionate about, but actually enjoy anyhow. We’re working to pay off debt from our six months of adventuring in South Africa. We’re also moving this summer (in the same neighbourhood!) and need to consolidate.
I’m also reevaluating what I want to do with my career. I want to write – as always – but I need to approach it differently. I don’t want to write for a living if it means writing about things that I’m not that interested in. I’d rather take the time each day to journal or blog, or read things that interest me, even if I never make a penny from it. I’m working jobs that I never saw myself in – I’m the Webmaster for the school of dentistry at McGill and I’m also working with a really awesome tech community organization called HackerNest. I talk to people, do pretty regular things, and no, I’m not changing the world, but I’m doing my part in a positive way, and I’m being compensated fairly for it. Pretty different from journalism.
Which brings me to the main point of this post. You may have noticed the makeover. It’s a new phase for Travel Food Family. The blog will still exist, but it’s going to be a place where I write about the things that I’m thinking about, the things that I encounter, the articles I read and the issues I face. It will still feature our adventures (which will be scaled down for now and a bit closer to home) and definitely lots of food. I’ll still post pictures of the girls playing and growing up – becoming real people who have very strong ideas about how things should work. So I guess, it’s going to be more of a traditional blog now, and less of a resource for people who want to travel with their kids.
But then, change is good, and maybe more people will see that even the most self-assured people actually have no idea what they’re doing.