So, why did I start blogging? 

That is always the question everyone asks me. What’s the point? Where do you find the time in the day? 

Well, the collection of moments leading up to my blogging career (and I imagine, leading up to anyone’s blogging or vlogging career) are many and they are honestly filled with two things - fear and frustration. Two things everyone feels at some point in their life, for one reason or another. Starting a blog is scary. Elementary school fears returned for me. What if no one likes me? What if they don’t like the content I put out? Are people going to make fun of me? But - the second feeling was greater than the first. Frustration. Why am I not working in the fashion industry? Why am I not wielding a clipboard backstage of a Marc Jacobs show, putting models into place and queuing the music along side Kelly Cutrone? Why am I not where I thought I would be? 

Chances are, you’ve asked yourself that before, too. 

We all have a different path. Some of us allow our journey to take shape as we go, accepting life’s little gifts with a grain of salt and simply taking our fate. However, some of us can’t just let things happen. I am one of those people. When I started blogging in 2014, I felt out of control of my life. I didn’t love my job. I was in a relatively new city, and I wanted to have at least one thing in my life that I was in total control of - but, I was scared. I thought about blogging for months before I wrote my first blurb as The Fashionable Foodie. 

The final moment happened for me on a long weekend trip with a group of girlfriends. I was sitting on the beach, scrolling past awesome blogger after awesome blogger on my Instagram feed and talking about how badly I wanted to start a blog. Then, one of my friends told me that if anyone she knew could start a blog, it would be me. That boost of encouragement was exactly what I needed. I started The Fashionable Foodie the night we returned from the beach. 

I want to be honest, and say that after I started blogging all my fears became a reality. People did judge me and my decision to start my blog, but I would’t stop blogging for the world now. It is my outlet - my space to share my world and my creativity! Blogging has taught me many lessons, but the most important one is to be brave. If you don’t take control of the things you dislike about your life, then you can’t complain about them. I am so happy I took control. 

Now, my goal is to make The Fashionable Foodie a source of attainable inspiration for everyone. There is so much out there that we lust, but can likely not attain. I would rather show people the beauty in the things we can - and do - have. I am lucky enough to live in one of the most innovative and beautiful cities in America, and I want to share all the things that make my ordinary life stellar with the world! 

So, with love, until we eat again…

Jodi - The Fashionable Foodie