I have always been that girl with lofty dreams, head up in the clouds...always asking the "what if's", imagining what life could be; what could have been. What if I really lived this God-given life and not see any of those dreams through?
One dream that has tugged at my heart for much of my adult life is to live in Taiwan. I could probably write a lengthy memoir of all the reasons why, but today there's just one simple reason. I have always wondered what life would have been like if my family didn't emigrate to the States when I was a wee five-year old. Sure, I've gone back to visit in the past but our time was always filled with visiting family and being shuttled from one place to another. Spending a few weeks once every 4-5 years in Taiwan simply does not satisfy all the curiosities I had/have about my native country.
All that is about to change. It's time to stop wishing and hoping and dreaming. It's time to start doing all (or at least some) of those things I've always wanted to do. I am going to live in Taiwan. There, I said it. It's finally out here on the interweb so that means it's really happening. It's not just an idea, it's a we're-selling-our-furniture-packing-up-our-lives-we-have-jobs-lined-up-there kind of deal. It has not been an easy road to get here and heck, it's not over yet but it sure is exciting/nerve-wracking.
Thankfully, living overseas has been one of my husband's dreams - I'm beyond blessed to have him on board with all of this. So, before the last leaves fall from the autumn trees, we will be on the other side of the globe!
So, what does this mean for this dear ol' blog? Just as I'm moving on from this New York life, I'm also moving on from this sweets turned who-knows-what blog life. As cliche as it sounds, it's time to close the book on this chapter that is Sweets by Sillianah. This does not mean I'm giving up blogging completely but if I do decide to share my adventures in Taiwan, it will be in a new space. I hope to bake while over there but may be very limited since most Taiwanese homes are sans oven.
Thank you to the few of you left out there who have stuck it out with me while I've tried to take this blog in different directions. This food blogging life was not what I had set out to pursue and I've finally come to acknowledge it's time to stop working at something that does not work for me. This blog has brought me many friendships and opportunities that I truly am grateful for so, I leave with no regrets.
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Til' we meet again -- 再見!