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Why 2016 Was the Worst/Best Year Ever

When I first revisit 2016 in my mind, I think of a year of stretching, uncomfortableness, loss, and blessings. And it definitely wasn’t all cute. At the beginning of the year, I was still adjusting from moving back home from Chicago [which was tough.] I was unemployed for months and my pockets showed it. I moved back to my mom’s house. Naturally, with this, I felt like a failure since I was not in my own space anymore. I lost a few friends in the process of figuring life out and asking God what he saw fit for me. I experienced waves of loneliness and the single blues. 

But on the upside of things, I launched this food blog! I finally got my turkey leg from the Texas State Fair. I hosted and catered my sister’s bridal shower. I started playing tennis with a  50 yr old+ men’s recreational tennis league to get back into a healthier lifestyle. I did a cooking demo at one of my favorite stores ever in life, Williams-Sonoma. I gained some new networks and friends that are pretty dope. I think of one of my proudest moments of 2016 was landing one my biggest clients to date, Ezekiel Elliott [#4 draft pick and runningback for the Dallas Cowbows] and family. 

So…I guess 2016 wasn’t too bad after all. I’m so grateful for God keeping me still and for his undeniable favor…even when I didn’t always feel it. If you’re anything like me and think that “2016 was the worst year ever”, try writing down the good things that happened. Writing this post helped me realized a lot that I forgot about and took for granted. 

Cheers to 2017. I wish you lots of love, life, laughter, and new opportunities for your purpose. Let’s eat, drink, and be merry with new recipes and content that I’m so excited to share with you guys. Thanks for listening.

Peace, love, and Food, 

Gabrielle M

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