Today marks one year that I embarked upon my little pet project: My Little Kitchen Project.
It was born amidst one of the most difficult periods of my life, but gave me comfort, perspective and a creative outlet that I had been so desperately craving.
I had taken a leave of absence from my adventures in cooking and blogging as of recent in order to give priority to my family, in this time of transition, moving from one country to another, and to give myself enough time to fully recover from the surgery I had this week.
About a year and a half ago, my mother had noticed a lump in my throat. Of course, being the person that I am, I didn’t take it too seriously and brushed it off, something I wouldn’t recommend to others.
But as time passed, the lump grew, and upon investigating further, it was discovered that I had a cyst growing just above my thyroid.
As explained by my doctor, the cyst was very common and quite likely benign. After pondering over it for quite a while, I decided to have it removed, partly out of sheer vanity (I really didn’t want an Adam’s Apple anymore), and partly because I didn’t want it to develop into anything more serious.
It was removed this week. It was benign, but much larger than the doctors had originally imagined. It was attached to the thyroid, so as a result, a piece of my thyroid was also removed.
My goal was to be well enough to return to my blog by today, its one year anniversary.
But I just can’t. I am just not ready. And that’s ok.
But I would just like to take the opportunity to thank each and every one of those people, friends, family and even strangers who have ever taken the time to read my little blog. For those people who write me to tell me, “I’m making your recipe today!” Every person who has ever commented, shared or simply just “liked” 👍🏼 a post. It doesn’t go unnoticed. Quite on the contrary. You are the reasons I keep writing, cooking and blogging. So I thank you.
I thank you.
I hope to return to my little kitchen project very soon, now settled in my little New York kitchen once again, to bring you more recipes and stories to enjoy.