Welcome to Round Two of my soon-to-be-famous (I wish!) Blogger Spotlight series! Please click on the link to apply today.
Without further ado….
Today, I would love to introduce you to Kim, the wonderful writer behind A Well-Seasoned Life. Since I started The Aliso Kitchen, I’ve been awed by many amazing recipes and personality. Kim has an intuitive sense of flavor that many people just never grasp. She’s a fantastic person, too, and you’ll thoroughly enjoy what she has to say below!
Let’s see what she had to say:
What do you blog about?
For how long have you been blogging?
Why did you start this website?
I wanted to follow my dream of becoming a writer so I decided to write about my favorite subject – food. My encouragement came from my son who was seven years old when I started my blog two years ago. He can be quite the pessimist and is the first to let me know my limits. But, one day, I found his discouragement to be quite motivating. He asked, “When you were young, what did you dream of being?” When I told him that I had dreamed of being a writer, he was dumbfounded. “But why?!?” Because I wanted to write books. “But, who would read them?” Insert a large defeated sigh here.
After a month or so, he brought up the subject again, but with an even more negative spin. “Mommy, what was that dream you had…the one that never came true?” So after digesting those words, I decided to follow my dream to see where it would lead.
How could I encourage my children to follow their dreams when I had never followed my own?
What inspires you to keep going?
I’m not going to sugar-coat it. There are times when I wonder if I’m at the end of the road, if I’ve taken this dream for all it’s worth and maybe I should just give up on it. But, then I reevaluate it and look at what I’ve accomplished and the friendships and professional relationships that I’ve developed along the way. In addition to my blog, I also write a weekly food column in my local newspaper. Occasionally, people come up to me when I’m out in public and tell me how much they enjoy reading the column every week. And, that makes me think that I’m making a small difference in their lives. So, I just keep going because I don’t think that dreams should have deadlines.What’s one piece of advice you’d like to offer?
What’s one piece of advice you’d like to offer our readers?
I cook simple, comforting food. I don’t like to spend a lot of money on ingredients although I do like trying new things and introducing new flavors into my cooking. I keep a well-stocked baking pantry so that I can match up recipes with whatever ingredients I have on hand. I always advise people to find recipes that fit their tastes, cooking levels, and budget.
Kim, thank you for sharing your history!
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