I'm starting a blog?!!
After graduating from Arizona State University this past December with a bachelor’s degree in dietetics, I, as many graduates, wondered, “Where do I go from here?” I have a great job at one of the busiest restaurants in the Phoenix metropolitan area. I have a solid group of friends who motivate me. I have a beautiful house with two silly dogs and a wonderfully handsome boyfriend. My life is perfect, for me. But, as I’ve always been, I strive to do more.
My dream in getting a degree in dietetics was to educate others about health and fitness and show them that it is much more fun, delicious, and easier than thought. I have a few friends who are bloggers and it has always seemed fun, but maybe a little too revealing for someone as myself. I am quite outgoing, but can also be very shy and insecure when it comes to personal thoughts and goals. I finally sat down and said to myself, “Do it! What’s the worst that can happen?” People can laugh at me, people can make fun of me, people may not even care. But it’s a way for me to utilize my time, knowledge, and quirkiness and hopefully make someone’s day by giving them motivation, a healthy new idea, or just by making them laugh. And hey, it is going to be fun!
My boyfriend is one of the most supportive people in my life and when telling him I wanted to start a blog, he jumped at the idea, which of course just made me more confident. Thanks, babe! Although, when asking his idea for a name for the blog, he was quite quick to say, “How about ‘My Annoying Girlfriend’?” See if he ever gets to eat the cake batter from the bowl again…
So here we are, my first blog. Something to hold myself accountable for my own goals and hopefully to influence those of you who are interested. My plan is to give advice on lifestyle (diets) and exercise. I’ll share recipes on those delicious, not so healthy, but ok in moderation, treats. And of course, many recipes for delicious AND healthy meals and snacks.