Happiest of New Years to all of you!
2015 was, um, rough…to say the least. Then again, it seems 2015 was universally terrible. From celebs to Facebook friends, everybody seemed to note the numbered struggles of 2015, instead of the triumphs. Maybe it’s the hippie in me, but I can’t help but think there was a weird energy or something at play that made 2015 a bit more dark and tumultuous than previous years.
That’s why I’m especially excited for 2016–for the clean slate, renewed sense of energy and … a fresh look and feel for Midwest Love Fest.
Honestly, I’ve been feeling a bit off about the blog over the past year. Beyond personal struggles, I’ve felt something has been missing. This space just felt too all over the place, and seemed to be drifting further and further away from the whole reason I started the blog to begin with: to highlight the culture of the Midwest; to fight off the stereotypical belief that we are all out in the boonies, eating cheese or herding cattle.
While I absolutely love cheese and cows, I want to better share the creative culture here in the heartland. It’s a topic I’ve touched on with my DIYs and other random posts, but would like to better focus on with artist interviews, book/movie etc roundups (which you all seem to really like, which I love!), a few sporadic essays and other inspirational images and topics. Yes, this means a departure from recipes, but you can still find those in the archives; living on this URL. Other than that, things shouldn’t change too much–just better, more consistent, creative content. Hope you all enjoy it and share it! Oh, which reminds me, if you aren’t already, you can…
Excited to see what this New Year holds!