Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why blogging?

Ever since I launched my blog, people have asked me why I decided to do a cooking blog, when did I start cooking etc...  Even some of my closest friends said that they didn’t know I had such a passion for cooking and would never imagine that I would do a cooking blog.  I don’t blame them because a lot of people don’t know this side of me.

Before becoming a mom, I was always in the corporate world.  I was a very serious, driven and focused person.  My career was everything to me.  I started university when I was 16 years old.  By the time I was 20, I was a full time student finishing my first of two business degrees while running my own advertising company and working in banking.  When I was 24, I became a director at a pharmaceuticals company in Hongkong.  After coming to Canada to pursue my career I worked at two major software companies and accomplished several honors and awards.  I was always on the go but even though my life was strictly career and taking me all over the world, I never forgot that the most rewarding and relaxing thing for me was making delicious meals and learning new recipes and cooking styles.

July 10th, 2009 – the happiest day in my life, I gave birth to my daughter Valentina.  I couldn’t believe how much I would enjoy being a mom and how much I love this little baby.  When I tried to return to work after one-year of maternity leave the feeling of being separated from my baby was killing me.  Like most new moms, I went through a very hard time trying to balance a career, social life and family responsibilities.  I eventually quit the job that I loved to embrace the family life and indulge in my passion for cooking - which has been a large part of my life since I was a child.

I launched this cooking blog as a way to celebrate being a mother and to keep the fire insider me burning.  I have also always supported charitable causes and thought it would be a great idea to grow this blog into a showcase combing cooking and recipes with creative ways to fundraise and donate.  I've been blessed with good friends, business success, a lovely family and home and now its time let my taste-buds be my guide, share my recipes and love for cooking with everyone and try to give something back along the way!

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