Can I just say how much I prefer home-made roasted red pepper hummus to any store-bought variety? I honestly don’t even usually like roasted red pepper hummus, but this version requires only 9 ingredients (including salt and pepper) and has a nice balance of flavors! It’s perfectly creamy, and would work really well on a big powerhouse sandwich packed full of veggies. It’s been difficult for me to keep up with elaborate recipes and hummus is one of the few foods that I deem pretty damn perfect. I hope you like it!
I was offered the opportunity to be interviewed for a large website a while back, and because I am awful at balancing my time and obligations, I totally forgot about it and missed out. I’m now experiencing the worst blogger’s guilt and remorse of my life. It’s difficult to try to stay positive when I think about what that could have brought to my blog and my business, and also that I’m obviously trying to juggle too many things at once. I’m constantly going through vicious cycles of telling myself that no one cares about my blog and that I’m wasting my time, and I’m sure I’ve told Fred too many times that I’m going to delete everything, including all of my social media accounts. It’s hard enough managing my full-time gig, raise two children, and maintain a healthy marriage, but then I’m also the overachiever/creative nut-so that wants to be able to do something that I’m really passionate about, even if it means that I never take a day off.
There’s so much pressure to put out amazing content, but then also be present on different platforms and engage with your readers and the blogging community. I find it really challenging some days, and then other days I absolutely love every minute of it and dream of what it would be like to be blogging as my full-time career. It’s hard to tell if this is a self-perceived pressure, or if this is the direction that the blogging community is going in because of how much content is out there. Will we all be working so much to keep up that we burn out and leave? I certainly hope not. I know that I have to take one day at a time now and create more balance between this space and my personal life. I just need to tell myself that taking a break isn’t always a bad thing.
So, friends, if you need to relax or unwind after a stressful day at work, I’ve got you covered. Grab a food processor or blender, grab a book, make this roasted red pepper hummus and enjoy it while reading and NOT checking your phone. Everyone should try to spend some time removed from the internet world and be present in your immediate relationships.