Friday, June 3, 2011

Discovering Life's Sweet Spots

Hello world.

As of tonight, I guess you could officially call me a bit of a blog-a-holic.  For the past year, I've been the somewhat sporadic voice behind Taste of Pittsburgh and I've loved every moment of it.  Particularly the parts where I was stuffing my face with food.

But I've quickly learned that blogging is like eating a potato chip or getting a tattoo:

...having one simply leads to wanting more. I'm not saying I want to be the queen of the blogosphere. But every now and again I have thoughts on my mind that I feel would be interesting to other (don't ask me how I justify that feeling) which don't particularly relate to Pittsburgh based eateries. Now, should that tiny thought in my odd little brain immediately have equated to me producing another blog? Certainly not.  But it has.

This new adventure was inspired by many things:

First and foremost, my recently discovered adoration of cupcake creation.

 I have my boyfriend (whom I call PID)'s older brother to thank for this new passion and to him, I will be forever grateful.

Second, is my constant struggle to find and focus on the good in life.  Don't get me wrong, I'm perfectly aware that it's there. PID is my favorite example of that.

 He is, by every definition, a perfectly amazing man. He happened to show up on his white horse at a time I was beginning to lose faith in love and truly made me believe. Then there are my friends, my family and -- god bless them -- my pets.

 All living proof that God is good and he is not, in fact, ignoring me.

But despite all of these things I -- like many other people in the world -- had previously been cursed with the unfortunate tendency to look past them.  This blog is more than a website.  It is a metaphor for the end of that negative thinking.

It is here that I hope to both discover and share the many things in that exist in this world that can make life sweet. I hope you'll take this journey with me and -- whether you try my cupcakes and concepts or not -- enjoy the ride.

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