Recently, I’ve been in lots of conversations about how much my blog has transformed. Originally, it started out as a way for me to keep track of my journey to live a more sustainable, homemade life (well, it’s still that). But lately, I’ve come to realize that it’s getting bigger than that. This transformation started slowly. Like when I noticed how excited I would get to give someone’s blog or book a shout out on my blog. I loved how I felt when I was spreading the word about the good that someone was doing and wasn’t just promoting myself. Then slowly, I started making friends through my blog and other blogs I followed and realized that this blog could be a way of connecting with others in my community and beyond. And you’ve heard me say it before that following someone’s blog can be weird sometimes in that it blurs the lines of reality, making you think you know someone when you’ve never actually met. I guess that’s how you know when a blog is really good.
So, it was through that blogging community that I heard about Jennie and her blog and the loss of her husband. And even though I don’t know her, I was incredibly impacted by the loss. It just kept crossing my mind and put things in perspective like only a traumatic death can. And I can only imaging the stress and drama she’s going through now as she grieves the loss of a wonderful husband and best friend, adjusts to becoming a single mom, and now copes with the financial aftermath of that loss, which could most definitely impact her current life as a food writer. And while I’m not yet half the blogger she is, I know from experience that writing my blog is one of the most life-giving and inspiring things I do. So, I want to help.
Â You can read Shauna’s (Gluten-Free Girl) post about her dear friend Jennie and her crazy situation because it’s through that post that I learned how I could contribute. A super cool non-profit called Bloggers Without Borders has set up a fund where you can donate directly to “A Fund for Jennie.”
I’d like to help by selling my sushi mosaic and I’ll donate all the proceeds from that sale to the fund for Jennie. So it’s a win-win â€“ you get a super cute mosaic for your kitchen and we both get to contribute to this fund for a fellow food lover. Did I mention it has real chop sticks? So help me help Jennie and make this sushi yours! Check it out here: A Sushi Mosaic for Jennie