I am huge fan of Gretchen Rubin. Rubin started her career as an attorney. She was the editor-in-chief of the Yale Law Review and clerked at the U.S. Supreme Court for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor. Rubin left her illustrious career to purse writing, specializing in the topic of happiness and good habits. During a recent episode of her podcast Happier, Rubin and her co-host, Rubin’s sister Elizabeth Kraft, talked about how September is the new January—a time for renewed commitments and reinvention.
Students and parents experience this with the start of the new school—the promise to do better in school and the fun of shopping for new clothes and school supplies. Professionals who are lucky enough to have summer hours, vacation or an extended reprieve from work may feel energized to start new assignments. The reality is that fresh starts can happen at any time so long as the motivation is there.
I had wanted to recommit myself to this blog for a long time, and I finally did it, though it remains a work progress. I’ve also wanted to give this blog a much needed face lift for a while as well—the old template was seven years old and felt dated. On the advice of another favorite podcaster of mine Chris Guillebeau of Side School Hustle, I finally took the plunge and did it this past Saturday night in a matter of a few short hours. I even came up with a logo that you’ll see in the URL bar and across all my social media outlets.
Of course this remains a work in progress, which is really what’s at the heart of this blog—a journey of self-discovery by way of the kitchen. I would love to hear from you on what you think of this change and what other enhancements I might be able to add to keep you engaged and interested.