I've been thinking about this post for a long time. What would I write? What words could I possibly use to describe how I feel right now? Today is my last full day in Bermuda. My phone has been off for a week. Cable, internet, furniture, all gone. Even my nice laptop with all my photo editing software was taken back by my job. I am writing this post in a notebook poolside at one of the popular hotels here. I guess that's how people used to blog before computers? Tomorrow when you read this, I will already be gone.
Bermuda has been an awesome experience. If I had not moved here, my food hobby would not have evolved to what it has become. This website would not exist. But sadly, the reasons that led me to my passion for cooking are some of the same reasons that we are leaving. Too much free time, lack of certain modern conveniences and food options. Pretty much I just miss city life! That's not to say that I didn't love my time here. I loved every minute of it! My job, friends, the beaches, the culture. I have met people from all over the world! I know people from Sri Lanka, South Africa, Philippines, Scotland, Ireland, England, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Japan, Azores, Malaysia, Haiti, Australia, and Canada. Just from the US I have met people from Virginia, Chicago, Phoenix, Florida, California, Texas, NJ, and of course Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Needless to say, I now have plenty of places to stay on future vacations! I have made friends for life.
So what about the site? The site will keep going. The way I look at things, the site has already been through about 5 phases. The first few months of learning how to blog, hitting a stride, the new apartment, starting to actually get some traffic, and finally the new layout. So really I would just consider this the 6th phase. My plan for the next few months involves enjoying August while catching up with friends. Most of my time will be spent between Boston and New York. Where will I end up? It depends on who's hiring! Mandi has a different plan. She is headed to LA and continuing in public accounting. It is a sad time for us because we have been together for a long time, but at the same time it is very exciting. We have been together for so long that I am not sure if I know who I am without her and I am ready to find out.
With all this happening, it is a little much to keep up with! So I am going to be taking at least a week off from the site. In internet time, this is like a decade, so don't forget about me guys! But for now, I have to go; the waiter is here with my 5th margarita so see you all in a week!