I used to think my focus on food was purely from my years with an eating disorder, but there’s something I realized this morning.
No matter what day it is or who I am talking to at the moment, people can always come together when talking about food. Whether it is their favorite foods, foods with memories of loved ones, or something they are craving and want to make themselves… Food is just such a bonding subject and I think it’s the reason I find myself just so involved in recipe and baker’s blogs.
My favorite recipe blogs are the ladies who talk about their lives and include little snippets or stories within the recipe photos. My two favorites are Jess and Sally which I am sure most people know through Pinterest or just word of mouth. I love how easy it is to relate to people through blogging, writing, and in life when talking about food.
Some of my food obsession I know is a result of my eating history, but a majority of it I blame on my foodie family. There are so many things I eat day by day which make me think of a family member, specifically my Mommom who passed away about two years ago. These moments can make some people cry but I love just being able to see a food followed by emotional memories and stories.
I know I overthink a lot of things in life. I analyze my thoughts and determine whether they are “healthy” thoughts or what not, but really… If you stop analyzing and overthinking each and every detail you will realize how beautiful and relieving it is to just be in the moment. It isn’t about what you are talking about which is important, but getting to know another person and bonding over something we all do… eat.
Just some thoughts from today. Happy Hump Day!