Today we continue with Intentionality Spotlight! Similar to Women of Intention, different bloggers will be featured in an interview style. Unlike Women of Intention, the focus will be more on their blogs themselves, as well as an area of intentionality in their life.
I am excited to invite Madeline Hall to talk with us today. I've been following her beautiful blog for over a year and am always inspired by her!
First some easy stuff: Tell us a bit about yourself. What is your work, passions and interests?
Right now I am pursuing photography and blogging full time! It is actually really scary, but exciting at the same time! Things that I love include my two dogs, coffee, being outdoors, Tex-Mex, and of course, creating in my kitchen.
You have a beautiful blog filled with so many inspiring photos, stories and food! What made you begin your website and what was your initial goal with it? How has that focus shifted over time, if at all?
Aw thank you!!!! That is so kind! Let’s see - I started my blog about three years ago when I lived in NYC. I was working my first job out of college as a marketing assistant and needed a creative outlet outside of my 9 - 5. Initially, it began as a way to practice my love for photography as well as connect back home with our family and friends in Texas, but it evolved into an obsession with food. I think now that my focus is more on food and developing unique flavor combinations and recipes! Food brings people together unlike anything else. Plus, we all have to eat!
What is one other specific area in your life you find that intentionality is absolutely critical? How do you exercise mindfulness in it?
I think it’s super important to exercise the creative side of your brain, every day if possible. This is why I love cooking so much. I love going into my pantry or refrigerator, and making a meal out of what is available. It is relaxing and freeing!
If you could give one piece of advice about exercising your brain to someone who struggles with it, what would you tell them?
Whatever makes you feel alive, pursue it! We all have a creative side and I truly believe it is so important to exercise that as an outlet for self-expression. It can be scary sometimes trying new things or putting yourself out there. The only thing holding you back is yourself. Try something new and go for it!