I know technically the New Year does not start until Thursday, but for me, I turned over a new leaf a couple of days ago. I have been spending a lot of time reflecting on 2014, the things I did, the things I wish I had done, and where I am starting 2015.
Professionally, I made the most money I have ever made. For those wondering, it wasn't THAT much, I was a preschool teacher in a former life... and for the record you can hardly live off that income. Then obviously once I became a stay at home mom my income was non existent. So in that aspect I am pretty proud of myself. Not everyone can turn a hobby (my blog) into a job. I was able to do that.
High five Carrie.
Though, I made more money this year, I worked FAR less than I did the previous years on my blog. Now some might think that is awesome.... working less, but making more? In a way it is, but the time I took off in 2014 is catching up with my business side of my blog now as we enter the New Year. I feel like I have sort of dropped off the map.
So what does that mean for Bakeaholic Mama? I have got to kick things in full gear and get things done. Learn to balance family life while working from home... so I can actually WORK. Start back at square one and network the crap out of myself and my work, the same way I did when I was just getting started, and most of all more recipes!! My blog will not survive with only one blog post every 10 days. I need to start posting regularly.
So, for the third recipe of the week.... Pork Ragu, filled with warm Moroccan flavors served over basmati rice. It's the perfect warm you up, stick to your bones type of recipe this winter... and it's not half bad for you either! To make this an easy weeknight meal, I use leftover pork roast from our Sunday dinner. Shred it up and simmer it away with vegetables, chickpeas and spices.