So the blog . . .
I hate it when I come across a blog I really love and find out they are not publishing posts any more. It makes me so sad because I just LOVE reading blogs of people I can relate to. I told myself I would never be “that” blog. I would stick to it no matter what.
Never say never….cancer doesn’t understand that word…jobs change…life happens. Somehow in the midst of treatments, Dr. appointments and healing from the treatments, I did manage to publish 15 posts the past year but not 2 a week like I had planned.
I had HUGE plans for the blog when my kids were all in school full time last September. 3 days into the school year, our lives changed forever and my corporate chef/husband started working from home to care for me during chemo. (That was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!)
Now I’m in cancer maintenance mode and my chef/husband is back to working in the office 5 days a week. 🙂 🙁 I miss him.
Because of all that, I’m in a bit of a blog dilemma.
The blog just sits here without me really doing anything and people still find it (thanks Google), email me, comment, join this group, etc. But I hate that it just sits here. There are no dates on the posts so first time visitors don’t know that I don’t publish often, but it drives me crazy.
So here’s my dilemma(s). First, my husband’s job has changed a lot. He doesn’t even have “chef” in his title (Chief Culinary and Operations Officer). Woohoo!!!! It’s amazing and crazy all at once. (There’s a blog post I guess!) Much of the same craziness is still there and tons more stress, but he’s not in the kitchen every day. He works Monday – Friday and is home on the weekends. I’m not dealing with chef coats – instead we are clothes shopping for business casual attire. It’s very strange.
Life is very different than it was a few years ago when I started writing.
I even look totally different. Thanks cancer. 🙁
I still LOVE connecting with others who are married to or dating a chef. I can relate to what you all are saying, but I’m just not living it at the moment. I feel like the Grandma who has been there and can relate, but is not there any more. (And I’m only 42!!!)
That’s a strange feeling.
The blog title and branding still fits. Emulsified Family – we are still trying to combine restaurant and family life, one day at a time. Yay for picking that title a few years ago!!
But the blog…do I write about what I am currently going through as a restaurant group COO’s wife? Do I write about what it was like when my husband was working every day in the kitchen? Do I ask others to guest post? Or maybe a combination of all 3? Maybe I just focus on updating old posts and sharing them on Social Media, since I have so many new chefwife/girlfriend/boyfriend/husband/fiancé friends?
I have no idea. I’m just not sure where to go from here.
But for now, I’m still here…supporting my Chef/COO husband from home. I’m so thankful for how hard my husband works and for a job that provides for our family.
If you have any thoughts, PLEASE leave me a comment below or leave a note on social media. I would love your input on what I should do.
From one chefwife to another,