I have not been as consistent here on the blog as I should be. The truth is, I just haven’t been inspired. When I started Zaftig, I was set to focus on one of my biggest passions: fatshion and that turned out to include a heavy dose of body positivity. However, as I mentioned in my last post, that (while remaining a deep passion) is just a slice of me. I a feeling compelled to broaden the scope of things we talk about here on Zaftig. Of course, I will still write about and share fatshion finds, opinions, etc…but it’s time for there to be more. I truly hope you will stick with me as we come to this fork in the road.
If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that my husband and I dream of starting our very own homestead in the not too distant future. Although our reasons for seeking out this sort of life are different (I have romantic notions of my hands in the earth, feeling very witchy and mysterious; he seeks health & self sufficiency), we are on the same path. This path will require, obviously, far less “American consumer culture” (his words), much more creative thinking, and (for me) a whole lot of plain old just making shit work.
So, for roughly the next month, I am going to document a little experiment. Nothing crazy, just more intentional living. I’m choosing to focus on my life in the kitchen mainly, for this experiment, because that is where I spend much of my time. This isn’t totally new for me; two years ago I was washing out clothes in the bathtub and line drying them in our dining room for much of the same reasons. I feel the need to prepare myself and my family for the changes that lie ahead.
My loose plan is basically to make as much of our food as possible from scratch. No artificial crap, no pre-packaged anything, just nourishing food made with love. I’m excited to try some old time recipes, experiment with seasonal vegetables and just see what happens. However, I am also trying to stay grounded in reality. As much as I want to be an overnight Earth Mother Goddess, we still live in an apartment, in a city, in the 21st century.
Again, I know this is a different direction for Zaftig, but it is the right direction for me. I promise, I’ll still have fat-tastic posts, too!