I think I am having an identity crisis. Who and what is Cucina Cara Mia? What am I trying to express and convey to my virtual fellow bloggers. Do I want to share about cooking, decorating, my family, my frustrations, my joy, my menopause??
I have a daily regimen of reading my favorite blogs. I love the ones about design and decorating. I admire all the incredible photographs that some share on their,, blogs. I drool over the ones about people who live in other parts of the world (especially Italy). Laugh at the quirky ones, get inspired by the spiritual ones. But....I don't think I have figured out what my blog is supposed to be.....So, I just don't share at all.
Did any of you have this feeling when you were newer bloggers?
I have thought about starting a home based business, Cucina Cara Mia, involving food and/or cooking in some shape or form. I have always liked to cook, and making home made items to sell at our local Sunday farmer's market could be fun.
But what do I sell? I am not much of a baker, but am certainly a good Italian cook, yet I keep putting off things like getting a business license or ordering business cards. Is it just fear? Is there not enough passion behind this idea? Much has been written about finding your passion in life.
I had been working in real estate part time the last six years. As everyone knows, things have changed drastically in the housing market. It was never my passion.
So the last six months I have wondered what that passion is for me. I want God to literally tell me ... Linda, this is what you are supposed to do with the rest of your life!! I pray about it, yet I still sit here pondering, reading books about, reading blogs about it, asking my husband what should I do?
Any suggestions on how you found your passion,or how to create a truly individual blog would be appreciated.
Thanks for reading. Have a great weekend!
Monday, June 2, 2008
I THOUGHT ABOUT NOT POSTING THIS BUT IN READING IT AGAIN, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE OTHER CAT LOVERS AWARE OF THIS... OUR LITTLE CAT, LAYLA, HAS F.I.P….. A DEADLY FELINE DISEASE. THE FIRST SYMPTOMS WERE HER TRYING TO USE HER LITTER BOX AND MISSING IT. SHE HAD NEVER HAD PROBLEMS BEFORE. SHE TURNED ONE YEAR OLD ON MOTHERS DAY I DECIDED TO TAKE HER TO THE VET THE DAY BEFORE, AFTER A URINALYSIS, THEY SAID SHE HAD A URINARY TRACT INFECTION AND PUT HER ON ANTIBIOTICS. THEN SHE STARTED TO WALK LIKE SHE WAS DRUNK, WOBBLING AND WALKING CROOKED. PREVIOUSLY, THERE WAS A DECREASE IN APPETITE. I TOOK HER TO ANOTHER VET, AND HE SAID SHE IS VERY SKINNY. SHE HAD LOST 3 POUNDS IN A FEW DAYS. A BLOOD TEST,WAS ORDERED AND AND WE GOT A CALL THIS MORNING . SHE HAS THIS SERIOUS FELINE DISEASE.--- NO CURE!! THE HARD PART IS MY DAUGHTER ARRIVES FROM SPAIN TOMORROW AND KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT THIS AWFUL NEWS. I KNOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TELL HER AND SHE IS GOING TO FREAK OUT. WHAT A WAY TO COME HOME AFTER 3 MONTHS AWAY. I FEEL SICK AND SAD AND NEVER THOUGHT A ONE YEAR OLD KITTY WOULD GET THIS. I HAVE BEEN ON LINE SEARCHING EVERY POSSIBLE ARTICLE TO LEARN ABOUT THIS ILLNESS, AND NONE OF THEM ARE ENCOURAGING. ITS TWO DAYS LATER AND WE HAVE DECIDED THAT SHE IS SUFFERING TOO MUCH. SO TOMORROW I BRING OUR PRECIOUS “LITTLE MISS” BACK TO THE VET TO PUT HER TO SLEEP. FAST FORWARD TO TODAY, I BROUGHT HER TO THE VET AND STARTED WEEPING AS SOON AS I STEPPED IN THE DOOR. THEY ASKED IF WANTED TO BE THERE WHEN THEY GAVE HER THE MEDICINE. I SAID NO, SO I SAID GOODBYE AND THEY TOOK HER AWAY. THAT WAS VERY, VERY HARD! TWO NIGHTS LATER I HEARD ALI SOBBING AT MIDNIGHT. NOW SUNSHINE IS ALONE, AND THE GIRLS ARE ALREADY DISCUSSING THE POSSIBILITY OF A NEW KITTY!! WE MISS YOU ALREADY LAYLA!