I took an unplanned break from blogging back in December when life was getting too busy and blogging was starting to feel more like a chore than a pleasure - so not the point. Things then really kicked into high gear after Christmas as we started counting down to our round the world trip in April. Between getting the house ready to rent out, making plans and moving in with Andy's parents for the final few weeks, blogging had nowhere to go.
Funnily enough many people asked if I'd blog while I was travelling but I really wasn't sure and didn't want to put any pressure on myself. And I hadn't really thought about it up until a sleepless night last night.
You know what? I realised I miss it. But, I want to make clear that this won't just be me blogging about my travels around the world, it will mainly be about what it's always been about - food and my relationship with it and my body. A never ending saga it seems! Looking back at my last few posts from December, and my initial post way back in November 2012, things haven't changed all that much. I'm still striving for that balance between enjoying one of my passions in life - great food - and staying fit, healthy and, most importantly, happy with myself and my body. What has changed since December is that I've recently, finally realised there will be no magical day when I wake up and everything is perfect. No journey is ever in a straight line. It has twists and turns, backtracking, pauses... Just like our walk around Palermo in Buenos Aires yesterday. Yeah, we got a little lost, but also found some places we wouldn't have stumbled across otherwise!
So, I can't promise to blog all the time, hopefully at least once a week, and will include food finds, tales from the road and my thoughts on body acceptance and happiness. I've discovered some really great writers on the whole body image and dieting thing recently, if you're interested you should check out Virgie Tovar, Isabel Foxen Duke and Kelsey Miller, who all have great blogs and Instagram feeds. If you want to keep up with me on Instagram, it's Jodea Pakos, plain and simple. And all our travel photos are under #jandyworldtour.
Be back soon!
Be back soon!
PS Blogging on a iPad has it's limitations, so the pictures won't be of the the best quality or presentation I'm afraid! Please bear with me and check out Instagram for a better view of life on the road!