“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re
interested in doing something, you do it only when it’s convenient.
When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”
– Kenneth Blanchard
Not only are we two clever, and witty chicks, but we’re a smidge busy as well. We meant to launch the blog in May. Really, really, really meant to. Good intentions…meh. You know how the story goes: major work upheavals, a move from one home to two, social obligations that would put a Kardashian to shame (ok, so soccer practice and a band gig may not be Kardashian fare, but obligations nonetheless), and the mundane mechanisms of life– meals, laundry, car maintenance, birthday parties, exercise.
We have been interested in creating, doing, impacting something. We have intended to create, do, impact something. Something. Really, really, really meant to. For years. We have a million and seven ideas (Many of them very good, by the way). Baby steps, we said.
Well, here’s an advantage to lurking on Facebook—one day a post strikes a chord. I saw this quote, and it hit home. There’s always an excuse—many are valid, some are not. Are we going to let the excuses dictate the direction of our lives?
So here we are: one with a husband and no kids, the other with two kids and no husband. Between the two of us, in the past 48 hours, we’ve rolled out: one revised resume, one packed home into 57 boxes, one science fair project, 14 pounds of freshly picked fruit, 12 jars of homemade jam, two quarts of freshly made strawberry ice cream, four strawberry smoothies, and celebrated one more year added to a small child’s life. And finally, our first blog entry (and a partridge in a pear tree).
Through writing about food and relationships and life, this blog is, at the core, about taking care of you. And not only do we hope to inspire you to take care of yourself, but also to remind us, guide us and inspire us to commit to taking care of ourselves. We had hoped to make our initial post a cute intro about us. I guess it is. We’re busy. We accept no excuses. We’re committed to our passions in life. Welcome to The Bonne Vivante Life. Now let’s have some fun and good eats along the way.