Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Where have I been? What I've been doing..? And my come back

It's been a while since I last posted on this blog. Six month! A lot happened during that time. We moved from the States, started a new life in Kuwait; new home, new schools, new job for my husband. I went to Hajj, which was such an amazing transforming experience.

The reason I haven't posted something for a while, aside from the move and the new home, is that I was having doubts about me having this blog and this life. I wan't sure if this is the right thing for me to do. I wondered if there could be something else that I could be doing that is more thoughtful, more giving to the community and more purposeful. What if I volunteer at a daycare? Pursue my master? Apply for a job?  The questions and the possibilities were endless, and they were puzzling my mind.

Then I met two people that changed my perspective. First, a women that I met in Hajj who studied energetics ( the science of healing with energy). I noticed that whoever she speaks to , she gives them a little bit of information about the science she learned; enough that they could use it in their lives. When I was having a conversation with her she told me that she has been doing this for a few years now. She was convinced that, for her, this was the best way of giving what she learned back to the community. She is a housewife. She doesn't give lectures, doesn't write books or anything; she just informs people by interacting with them in small conversations. She also told me that knowledge has spread and reached us from the Prophet and Imams via these means : small circles and gatherings that took place in the mosque.

Seconde is Penny De Los Santos and I haven't really met her in person, but I purchase this course from Creative Live : food photography with Penny De Los Santos and it was such a good course to watch. Penny is so inspiring because she doesn't think of food photography as just "Food Photography", but instead she thinks of it as more of a food, culture, people, history all mixed in. And that's exactly what I think of food photography and it is the reason I like food photography; other than from being a foodie:). Amazingly I haven't heard this from any food photographer before.

I started this blog because I like to cook, bake, taste and test recipes. But I quickly figured that I can't post about every recipe that I test and every cake that I bake, this is not the place for that. I wanted my blog to be more than a collection of recipes, because you can find tons of recipes all over the internet. I want my blog to tell stories. To be a gateway to Middle Eastern, Khaleeji food, culture and lifestyle. I want to give you a taste of what it is like to be living in Kuwait, and this this my new plan and resolution for the new year. Another resolution of mine is to get better at food photography so I can better convey my stories dishes.
So no recipe today, just a little story but I hope that  you stay tuned for the  upcoming posts and recipes.

Note : Instagram is probably the only social media that I am keeping up with at the moment. If you are not already; follow me @moonface20. I am quiet active there. If you don't have Instagram you can watch my feed online here

1 comment:

  1. I loved reading this post. Your emotions flow through your words..

    I think we are reared to think that our life is fulfilled only if we have a job or we have a particular 'title'. It is never that way. Whatever position we are in, we can still make a difference in our lives and lives of those around us..