Retiring from Retirement

Auntie Kris! It’s me, Lindsay! If you’re a Kardashian watcher, hopefully I just made you laugh. If you’re not,
A-Congratulations on not wasting a huge chunk of your life on garbage and B-I apologize for confusing you with my opening line.

Fifteen months ago, I unintentionally took a break from writing. Life got in the way, and the longer I went without posting, the harder it seemed to get back into it. Well, today’s the day. I bit the metaphorical bullet and metaphorically put my pen back to paper. Man, I missed using the word metaphorical.

The last time I posted, Instagram stories didn’t exist and Trump was just another jackass ruining Chicago’s skyline. Hashtag, sigh. Eye roll emoji.

In my absence, I became a consistent follower and researcher of several other blogs. What I found is that the majority of blog content is now delivered through social media,  which makes total sense. It takes way less brain power to watch and post stories about content, than it does to actually write or read them. Last weekend I posted my first “Insta” story (that’s what the cool kids call them) from a friend’s wedding. Within minutes, I had significantly more views than any post I had ever written. Less effort and more views? Sign me up and cue the rebrand.

Okay, fine. I don’t actually have a branding plan. But I do have some new ideas, and this time I’m not limiting myself to food. Think frosé bar crawls, my thoughts on Hamilton, and my obsession with Broad City. Suggestions welcome! Ultimately though, I just want to make you laugh; my true passion above everything else. So, get on my bandwagon, or don’t. But if you do, I promise there will be donuts on it.

Here’s what I look like now. I know. I turned into Heidi Klum. This is last weekend at Phish with my friends, Mara and Rena. Please ignore my guitar shaped drink and compostable straw. Side note: Paper straws do not belong in a frozen drink…or anywhere.