Monday 16 November 2020

Back at Baking in the Basement Blogging!

 Hello folks!

Anyone still following this blog may need to take a moment to jog their memory, then y'all might wonder just where the heck I've been. Well, to be as honest and open as I can on the subject, I got very sick. I suffer from both mental illness and chronic physical conditions that had gone undiagnosed and untreated for too long, and I finally couldn't sustain my regular activities any more. I went through years of seeing what seemed like dozens of doctors before we figured it all out, and found the right regimens of therapy and medication to help me function more like a healthy person.

Hi, I'm still kicking!

In the meantime, I worked retail for a fireworks company, going from cashier to store manager, before getting to a point where I felt I could advance no further, and so looked for work elsewhere. I got a job in a bakery, which was amazing, but I couldn't quite keep up with the physical demands, and they had to let me go after a few months. But I am grateful for that job, because it reminded me how much I love baking and creating delicious and beautiful foods and sharing them with the people around me. 

This rediscovery of my baking passion led me to go back to school, and I've now completed a 2-year course in Baking and Pastry Arts Management, which sounds kind of fancy, but learning as much as I did at college only made me realize how much more there is to explore and learn in the culinary world, and I'm so excited to get into it!

I'm still not 100% able-bodied, my conditions aren't cured, but they are much better controlled, and I feel like I'm regaining some control in my life. So it's time to get back to it! Time to bake! Time to blog! Time to try new things - like video-making and meal kits and cookbook reviews!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this, and especially to my OG followers who are tuning back in.

If you'd like to keep up with my current projects, please check out my Twitter and/or Instagram, where I'll be updating more frequently.

And keep an eye on this page - I've got some awesome new recipes and ideas I'm just itching to share :)

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