Where Do We Begin?


I am really good at starting projects. I throw myself into cleaning the pantry, going through my closet to donate to Goodwill, and, especially, any type of cooking or baking endeavor. The beginning stages of tasks, for whatever reason, suck me in and captivate me, giving me an insane amount of passion and energy.

That did not happen when I wanted to start this website.

Instead, I was stuck, convinced that I needed to write the perfect first post, one that would set the tone of what I was trying to accomplish on Open Book Kitchen. So I kept putting it off. And putting it off. And putting it off. I wanted to start writing, don’t get me wrong, but I wasn’t convinced of what exactly I wanted to say, or when I did figure that out I was doubtful of whether it was worth sharing. 2016 has been an important, albeit messy, year for me and I’ve spent a lot of time building confidence in the decisions I’ve made and who I am as a person. This year I let go of a lot of emotional weight, said goodbye to apologies I never got, and made my own health and happiness the ultimate priority. And, most importantly of all, I focused on making myself proud, not other people.

So I’m writing my first post for me. Because I want to start sharing and building this community and what better way than just opening up without a real plan, without a perfectly curated vision, and without a care in the world.

Welcome to Open Book Kitchen!

Love, Brenna


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