Monday, January 30, 2023

A new beginning!

The blog you are about to read was conceived as a gateway so that I would be able to express myself without being afraid of judgment, with time to think about the words I wanted to use and so on and so forth. It shifted more than once from geek stuff (comics, tv series, movies, etc) to something related to travel, food and wine, at that time, my real and only lasting passion. It's been working like that for the past couple of years.

The efforts I was making to create good content kind of made it worth it as I started to get some attention to my texts, creating some good bonds with people and companies with the same interest as mine. At that time I was really happy I was able to use a hobby as something that gave me some perspective. No matter how much I enjoyed writing and interacting with those new bonds, due to some changes in my professional life at that time, I started to have some trouble keeping it up. I struggled with writing and posting with the frequency I wanted.

Finally, time passed by and it became a sort of burden that I didn't want to carry anymore. Moreover, I felt overwhelmed by the thought that if I didn't post anything I would be disappointing someone somehow (if I had that many readers anyway). I started to slow down and leave in the background then. And it was only the beginning.

I can add to the mix that shortly after that all happened, a big change to my life became a reality: I was moving to a different country with so much uncertainty, going back to a school room and basically starting my life from zero. Moreover, soon after I started to adjust to this new life, I saw myself and the world involved in the pandemic, which shifted everyone's plans for good in the coming 3 years. The isolation of the lockdowns, the fear imposed by so much propaganda, being far away from people I cared about made me kind of forget about this blog for a long period of time.

In the end, those were only excuses I was hiding behind because the truth was that I wasn't that good at what I was doing, I wasn't attracting the people I wanted to (at least I thought I wasn't). I have always been insecure of myself and with very high standards I usually think I won't be able to cope with.

I am about to change that. At least I will try. My intention is to reactivate this blog and bring not only texts about wines and restaurants but reflections from my daily experiences here and there, bringing back also what I like to talk about (movies, books, music, etc.). One of the first steps I've taken, though, is to translate it to an English version. From now on, expect to see more postings in English and more changes to come. I hope to have you onboard while I try to make it work.

Welcome back!