How I got here: The Story of KaliKat Corner

How I Got Here: The Story of KaliKat Corner

 

I love cooking and I love writing. I started a food blog a few years ago, but I quickly lost interest after I took a new job where I was on the computer all day long. I didn’t want to come home and have to write a blog everyday. Not only that, but taking photos of food is hard. Especially when you work an eight hour day and come home to darkness. Oh, and you’re tired.

I have a B.A. in journalism but too late into my degree, I realized that I didn’t have the drive to be a journalist. I just hate the news. So I really had no idea what to do with my life when I finished college. When I found this new job that had me on the computer all day, I stumbled into something really interesting: social media. I mean, how do you have a job where you are on Facebook all day? But I did. And it was pretty awesome. I quickly realized that’s what I wanted to do.

For the last three years, I have switched companies several times to focus on social media marketing and to allow myself to learn and grow. 

On August 26, 2015 (our three year wedding anniversary), I found out I was pregnant. We weren’t really “trying” persay, but we were planning for a baby… Just maybe a few months down the road. It was still quite a shock to realize the life we had was coming to an end and now we were going to be parents! What?!

The day before Thanksgiving, my contract was terminated with my current employer. I was fired.

This was pretty devastating to say the least. I’ve never been fired from any job ever and to be honest, I HATE failing. Not only that, but I was three months pregnant and it was right before the holidays. I had no clue what I was going to do. Did I try to look for a new job or just try and hold out until after the baby is born? I had been able to work from home, so I hadn’t even thought about any kind of childcare after the baby was born. I was lost.

But then something happened: my husband. He didn’t stress out. He didn’t get upset. He didn’t blame me. He was worried, sure, but he assured me everything was going to be okay.

And then he did something even better…

He encouraged me to do what I really wanted: this. This blog. He spent so many nights after work helping me do all the computery, internety, techy things that would have taken me months to learn.

I have a purpose again. A reason to write and cook and research. A reason to be excited. And I am so excited! I want to share my recipes, food experiments, and new adventure with you!

So stick around, come back often and let’s see where this adventure takes us!

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