Wow! I thought getting through leaving Westwood Plateau on my first podcast of For The Love Of Food was hard to record! In that episode I talk about what it was like to live in self-isolation on a mountain for over six years. Leaving Vancouver Island for Nova Scotia, well, let’s just say there is a lot of swearing and tears in this episode! You can watch it with a slideshow above and/or subscribe here: YouTube | iTunes | Spotify or Podbean.
Why A Podcast?
I have been wanting to share my foodie journey from the beginning and a podcast felt like a perfect personal way to do so during this pandemic by using my actual voice. It has made me reflect back on my food blogging story and share intel with you that you may not previously had known about me. Why the hell did I go from Sacred Suzie to Suzie The Foodie? In the podcast, I reveal all.
The above photo was taken in my tiny kitchen in the PMQs on Vancouver Island when I was a military spouse. This is where I REALLY started to learn about food. Finally I was no longer living in poverty and wanted to share my newfound baking superpowers with military friends.
In the podcast you will hear me describe the kitchen and I know you can not tell from this photo but honestly, I could not open that oven door all the way with me in front of it. I had to put things in and out from the side. What is ironic is I would kill for this kitchen now. All that natural light, a fridge, stove and portable dishwasher…
Leaving The Island
One can not understand the deep dive into pain and depression that I went through which transformed me into Suzie The Foodie without me talking about my life on Vancouver Island. A place where I visited castle gardens on a daily basis and was not tortured by cold for half the year.
Looking back at my life and the sheer joy and happiness I felt being completely in love with my life on the island brings me to tears even now. It is my Nexus (Star Trek reference). My happy place that I have mourned from the second I left. But! I would not be who I am now had life not body slammed me to the ground to realize my calling. The calling to be, Suzie The Foodie.