Hello. My name is Kelly.
A few years ago I picked up and moved to Chicago from South Florida. No plan, no job. A few months in, I took a design job that turned into a nightmare. I wasn’t actually doing anything creative and it took up a lot of my energy; both physically and mentally. A few weeks in, I started coming home from work and making elaborate meals. I would spend my weekends working on cooking projects and seeking out hard to find ingredients to experiment with. I would spend all day fantasizing about what I was going to make for dinner, formulating mental shopping lists on my way home and investing in cookware and collecting kitchen tools as a new hobby.
It wasn’t long before that job fired me, about 8 months. And while I cried the whole train ride home, it was for the best. And it was during this time that I realized how much I loved cooking. It had become an outlet for creativity that I hadn’t explored. Part of what was so miserable about that job, was the lack of anything creative. I had always had an outlet, I was always making something; sewing, photography, drawing, etc., up until this point. I was in an entirely new environment and this creative energy manifested itself in a brand new way. It was such a pleasure to come home from work and spend the rest of the night zoning out, making a beautiful meal, creating something.
Fast forward almost 10 years. My life looks very different. No longer in Chicago, back in South Florida. No longer single, I have a young family. This blog was created with the same creative energy as the one that drove me to take up cooking in the first place. I started for blogging while I was pregnant as a hobby and it’s developed as a showcase for my photography and design work as well. You can see more of my projects here or contact me to collaborate on upcoming projects.
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