I remember the day when I took down all my food pictures on Instagram and started unfollowing accounts on my page. I told a lot of people that I just needed a break from posting on Scenes and truthfully I did. Truth is, I was gaining weight from eating and was spending a lot of unnecessary money on food. Something else also happened to me as well. I was told by one particular individual that I was a bad writer (I was helping out a local business writing articles) and that I couldn’t take good “food” pictures. At first, that comment really didn’t seem to bother me. I definitely did not have any professional camera and I’m certainly not a professional writer at all. The more and more I thought about it, I became offended with that comment because my goal with Scenes From Dinner was to promote and help support local businesses. I thought this business would be thankful I was helping them out. I also wanted to create positivity to the restaurant scene in Windsor as well. I felt that my writing and food pictures were my own style and it didn’t have to be perfect at all.
Also, during that time I went through a personal life change where Scenes From Dinner would remind me of certain experiences or places of memories that I wanted to forget. Some restaurants or places would trigger certain memories. I wanted to forget about the first couple of months in the year 2016. So, deleting a couple of pictures led to erasing my whole account.
Scenes From Dinner was left blank for 5 months afterwards. During those months, I rarely went out to eat at a restaurant. If I did, I didn’t take any pictures of food. The foodie in me was gone.
What made me start Scenes again?
I remembered how happy it made me to hear from someone who went to a restaurant because of a food picture I posted, how happy it made an owner of an establishment that I was helping to support their business. I also remembered how many amazing people (chefs, foodies, followers) I have met. The experiences of dining in particular restaurants or dining at pop up dinners made me happy. Scenes From Dinner is something fun I like doing and it makes me happy.
The foodie adventures made me happy.
A big thank you goes out to certain followers to the page and my friends for encouraging me to still post and get back into it. If there is something that you want to do. Whether it be a hobby, career – anything – NEVER let anything ruin that for you. Do what makes you happy. It’s rewarding to see even how I have helped pave the way for other foodie accounts to be created in Windsor and for other people (foodies) to showcase their passion of food through posting pictures of food and posting cooking videos from home.
I’m definitely “Blessed”. This is one of my favourite foodie pics that I have taken in my new home. Make some fresh homemade sauce and go to Costco to pick up the three cheese Tortellini – it’s so good.