Food is something that gives us as humans life, energy, and on some unexpected and unwanted occasions, a few extra inches. In my life food is more than just a meal, its an experience, a lifestyle, a release from the headaches of the world. Like wine, cheese, or a nice leather bag, the act of venturing out to experience food gets better with age. But this statement is today, words from my 2016 self, at this moment last year, I had yet to reach that level of thinking.
Early 2015 I started a personal journey. I refused to consider it a new years resolution, because I wanted to make this a journey of a thousand miles, not just an around the block power walk. My journey was as alphabet soup as it could be, get out of the house. Not just going to work and meetings, but to go places, make connections, participate in thought provoking activities, eat amazing food....but do it all, alone. Although I considered myself a free spirit that didnt let anyone or anything stop me from living life, something was missing. It was the idea of friend that getting out and seeing the good in life with no distractions from familiar faces was the only way I could find it.
Spoiler Alert...I found it, almost, maybe, well not really. In the midst of my weekly food comas, online reviews, and occasional panicked mass texts to friends of "do you want to do happy hour", 8 months flew by, and my journey of finding the missing "IT" in my life had not yet been fulfilled. But along the way, I found something, that being my intense love for food, my soulful passion for making connections, and my renewed zest for life.
This blog could have been called anything, my journey of a thousand meals, my seat at an endless buffet of random opportunities, or just Watch Kim Eat. But, this blog, my open diary, "So Full Zest" is a place where, in terms of my life and the food in it, I'll find it, eat, add a pinch of whimsy, write about it, and maybe even find my life's it factor along the way. Follow me through it.