Hey, y’all! What’s up? I haven’t written on this blog since my New Year Goals post. 2019 has already been a whirlwind of a year, and it’s only March. I’ve written several freelance food articles this year, but I haven’t been active on this site much. Y’all responded to my Insta Poll and voted for a life update instead of a recipe for this post, so I will do my best to try to fill in the gaps from these past few months. I’m going to write this post in list form mainly because I feel like it, but also because I think it may help me organize my thoughts a bit more efficiently and thus make for a better read.
Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, y’all! I have been feeling all warm and fuzzy today, which may be due to the glass of wine I just consumed while baking for the big day tomorrow. More than likely, though, my gratitude results from the amazing support and encouragement I’ve received from real-life friends and online friends alike regarding the recent name change of my Instagram account from @gradschoolfoodie to @politicaljunkfoodie. I thought of this name last Friday when I was writing the first draft of my most recent article for INDY Week, Your Thanksgiving Food is Political. I spontaneously changed it after hearing from friends and my mom that it was not, in fact, stupid, and it was in fact, clever and arguably more representative of me as a person than my previous handle. The name change was inevitable, though, as I plan to finish grad school sooner rather than later.