ON CHANGE

Full disclosure: there are no Drake updates, Netflix discussions or butterscotch chips to be found here today. Long-reads ahead. Proceed with extreme caution.

Olivia Crandall

Honestly, I wasn't even sure if I would put something like this together. It seemed strange and slightly self-indulgent. Hunt & Harvest has never served as a diary for me, and I plan to keep it that way. Anything personal, I've always tried to keep light and fun. Sentimental has never been my bag. But overall, it feels bizarre to churn out weekly recipes and throw together roundups, business as usual.

Long story very short, I'm making a major career change. If you watch Mad Men, I'm switching from Pete/Roger to Peggy/Don. If you don't, I'm going back to school to shift to a discipline that better suits my personality. And I'm moving to Chicago to make this all happen.

This whole thing is big time exciting, but also largely terrifying. When you're barely legal, you choose a career path and for the most part, people stick with that. Admitting that I made a mistake of seemingly final (not to mention expensive) proportions was one of the scariest things I've ever done. Three years into your career is hardly too late though, which took some major perspective shifts for me to accept. 

Obviously easier said than done, but if you're unhappy, do something about it. Complacency is mad tempting, but fortune favors the bold (or whatever). I won't pretend for a second that this is going to be an easy path of sunshine and rainbows, but I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by people who are nothing but supportive. I can't even express how grateful I am for that privilege.

If you're still here, the point is that things may not be as constant. I can't promise that Weekly Harvest will be ripe for the picking every Thursday at 9 am. And sometimes, I just won't have the time or energy to whip up a batch of treats and artfully shoot them on a Sunday night. The routine of H&H has fallen into a rut and I'd love to dig it out. Life happens, and at the end of the day, I'll always be a writer.

So stick around. Changes are coming. And they're definitely for the better.