This is probably a little more open than I usually am in person but since we are just getting to know each other, I thought that I’d get the awkwardness out of the way and kick things off with a confession: I may have bitten off more than I can chew with this whole blogging thing.  Shhh don’t tell anyone.

You see, last year the good people at Indy Food Council gave me this opportunity to indulge my food anthropologist fantasies by allowing me to contribute to their blog.  At the time of my initial pitch, I was fresh off of my stint as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) and had received a crash course in Food Insecurity, Food Access, and more. Why not write about it? You know how at the time an idea sounds really awesome …until you have to execute it.  But here are the reasons that I’ve decided to push through my fears and give it a shot:

So, if I haven’t scared you off, please come back and join the food conversation.  For now, we’ll post monthly but the goal is to increase that.  Also, we are looking for more contributors.  If you have a unique or an interesting perspective on Indy’s Food Story, join me. Let’s write together. Seriously. Share YOUR food story with us. (

In the short time, it took for you to read this, I’ve gone from terrified to optimistic….well maybe cautiously optimistic.

Until next time!