Who Am I?
Hello and welcome to my world! If you’re coming here to read about someone who lives strictly by the culturally-established rules of healthy living, you’ve definitely come to the wrong place. Don’t get me wrong, by all standards, I live a relatively normal and healthy life: I run an average of at least 5 miles a day, eat copious amounts of fruits and vegetables and usually enjoy a glass of wine only about 1-2 times a week at the most…well, that’s what’s on the surface at least.
However, peel back a layer of that little healthy living onion, and you’ll surely find a number of rather UNhealthy habits. For starters, I have a near obsession of certain over-processed foods. The whole “clean eating” thing is a mystery to me. How would I find happiness in my day without indulging in some of my favorite processed foods? These include Cupcake Goldfish, Swedish Fish and whipped cream, straight out of the can. In addition, I have never quite figured out how to drink the recommended amount of water per day, but that’s ok, because I usually spend my days swigging about that much coffee. And finally, while I’ve been able to master the art of exercising consistently, I often sacrifice sleep and my social life to support this habit, and I generally complain that I am “Soooooooo tired” 7-8 times a day.
Believe me, there is much more, but you get the point.
So Why Am I Blogging?
I got the idea for starting this blog after I immersed myself in the world of healthy living bloggers for months. I would read them on a daily basis, and for the most part, find inspiration through seeing how each of them lived their daily lives (PB Fingers = My Hero). But at times, I would think to myself, “Dammnit girl, get your s*** together like these chicks.” Thus my concept of sharing the imperfections was born. My number one reason for starting this blog is that my true passions lie in writing and healthy living. Here, I’m trying to marry them together. But given my track record for being hopelessly imperfect, I cannot promise the healthy part full time.
You might consider me a runner – I’ve run in 3 marathons, about a dozen half marathons and countless 10Ks. You might consider me a healthy eater. You might even think I know a thing or two about working out. I may even impress you with one of my crazy recipes. I will never claim to be an expert in any of these areas, but it is my hope that if you choose to read this blog you will always walk away with some useful information and a smile on your face.
No, but Seriously, WHO AM I?
I’m a 30-year-old former New Yorker born in Chicago and raised in Omaha, Nebraska. Yep, that’s right – I came all the way out to the big city from OMAHA (not Oklahoma ya’ll). I moved to NYC in search of my dream writing job but ended up sticking it out at a PR firm instead. I enjoyed many adventures in NYC (much of those adventures were captured on this blog) but after a few years, I realized city livin’ just wasn’t in the cards for this country bumpkin. I left my heart in Omaha, and I never really got it back (think Reese Witherspoon, in Sweet Home Alabama…minus the whole Josh Lucas part).
After a stint in upstate New York, and a bit of a rough breakup (click here for the gossip, I know you want to), I finally made it back to ol’ Nebraska. In the famous words of our girl Dorothy, “There’s no place like home.”
This blog has been around since 2011, serving as a humorous journal of my wacky adventures living the “Devil Wears Prada” dream, as well as giving a go at that whole “happily ever after deal.” Now, I’m starting a new chapter of my life, and I hope you’ll join me as I chronicle my Sometimes Healthy trials and tribulations, “Omaha stylee.”