Why Did it Take Me So LONG

There are a lot of reasons (in my mind, anyway) that I would make a good blogger. I’m smart, reasonably comfortable around computers, interested in many things, and especially, interested in connecting with people. I feel very passionate about my chosen topic, plant-based recipes and discussions, but, somehow, I’m having a hard time just going ahead and blogging.

Like, I have been wanting to do this for at least a year. I’ve been making delicious vegan food for at least a year and a half. But, somehow, I still feel very unqualified for blogging. I’m just a kid, and I’ve had almost no¬†exposure to photography of any kind. I don’t seem to believe that I could write anything worth reading or make any recipes worth trying. I haven’t done ANYTHING like this before!

I think that at the root of the matter is this: I am a smart person with some talent in a lot of areas. Up until now, I have been good at most of the things I have tried. Now, that isn’t because I’m brilliant or anything; I think it’s really because I tend to stick to things that are already within the sphere of my established interests and talents. Now that I really want to try something new, I’m uncomfortable because I don’t know if I’m going to be any good at this.

But now, at least I’m here. I haven’t done anything, really. I’m worried about a lot of things (I’m a bit of a high-stress person, can you tell?). But I’m here, and I’m going to give this the old college try!

Unrelatedly, here is a picture of me and my neighbor’s dog, Sam. I don’t want to be anonymous on here, and this photo makes me very happy… so yeah! Blogging. This is gonna happen. I’ll have my first recipe up here soon!

me and sam

I Can’t Believe I’m Finally Starting

Okay, here I am.

I am starting a blog! This is so exciting. I’ve been reading blogs for ages and always felt that, if only I had the nerve, blogging could be really fun for me. And now, I’m finally giving it a try, and I’m super pumped. I’m just diving right in!

My name is Teresa White. I’m fifteen years old, at the tail end of my sophomore year in high school, and a very passionate vegan. I eat plants because I love animals, I love our Earth, and I love myself. I’ll probably talk a lot more about veganism; it’s pretty much my favorite topic ever. I hope to share some interesting, healthful recipes for foods that I actually eat, and I hope that I will find this blog to be a fun outlet for my plant-based obsession.

And, finally, I named this blog The Kale Storm for several reasons: I love kale (duh); I love puns in blog names; and I’m sure I’ll end up talking about kale a lot!

I can’t wait to publish my first recipe. I’ll be back soon!