Desire like Dynamite…or Not

Desire like Dynamite, a new album from of a favorite artist, Sandra McCracken.  Her point in the same titled cover song is that whatever we desire, in many cases, will feel like dynamite going off inside us.  One example she uses is her toddler daughter’s strong will to get her way.  Our desires can be like dynamite….except when they’re not.

Sandra’s song really has nothing to do with what I have to announce today unless you consider the objects of your affection or attention.  Are the objects of your affection or attention desires like dynamite or are they desires at all? Are they just time suckers, chores, or objects of the mundane?

The Willing Cook has become a chore for me over the past few months.  I have lost the drive, but I’ve continued on.  I have lost the inspiration.  The desire is certainly not there.  I do have the desire to serve others, that part is true, but this medium is currently not my driving force to serve.  So, what’s coming? Of course, you know.  I’m stepping away….for now.  I’m not closing the site down.  In fact, I plan (at least for now) to continue with Allergy-Free Wednesdays every week.  It is a great community that I want to continue to be a part of.  I may even post the occasional recipe.  And that’s that.  I may be back in a month, in a few months, or perhaps not at all.  We’ll see.

I cannot go away without my many thanks to you, my dear readers, for your continued support and encouragement throughout the last two years.  I would never have launched The Willing Cook in the first place if I did not believe it had a presence in the lives of food allergy sufferers.  I hope you will continue to share the site with others.  There is tons of great information here as well as amazing recipes.  None of that is going anywhere! I just won’t be adding anything new to it.  If you are a regular linker to AFW, please continue to do so.  Like I said, I intend to still post the weekly blog hop.

And there you have it.  I bid you all adieu…..for now….


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7 Responses to Desire like Dynamite…or Not

  1. Nancy French says:

    Life is too short to do something you no longer enjoy! Thanks for all your blogs over the past 2 years and for continuing to host (for now) the AFW. Here’s a toast to you finding something new to provide fun, stimulation and challenge.

  2. Allison says:

    You do what you’ve gotta do! Will miss seeing your recipes on a daily basis, but I completely understand needing to step away.

  3. Chrissy says:

    I will miss reading your posts! I’m glad I will still be able to come here to find all your recipes that my family and I love! Thank you!

  4. Megan H. says:

    Oh, this is sad. I will continue to point people to this site for allergy free recipes. Thank you for this service to those who suffer with food allergies.

  5. Tessa says:

    Good for you,for being honest and doing what you feel best! It takes strength and s peaks volumes about you! We started this whole blogging adventure together…I wish the best for you!

  6. Kristen says:

    The best part of this post was seeing picture of you, my friend! I will miss being able to check in with you in this way, but I understand where you’re coming from and your need to step down for the time being. You’ve done a great job with the Willing Cook over the years and I’m sure you’ve learned a lot. See you soon, Michelle!

  7. Laura Fazekas says:

    I know how you feel. I do want to thank you for all of your help, though, on our allergy adventure. Thank you so much for the Cetaphil recommendation- that has helped Asher’s eczema immensely! I also have added your rice and bean recipe to my menu rotation. I’m sure you are helping more people than you realize!

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