Hey, y’all! I’m a Georgia peach living in Colorado and I have a strong love for pastries and good coffee.
I have two Jack Russell terrier mixes and weakness for books that transport me into someone else’s life.
I’m also working on finishing up my Master’s degree in nutrition and my dietetic internship. As I finish up my time in school here in Colorado, I’m planning a move back across the country, but looking to resettle in North Carolina this time – I’m thinking Asheville!
But that Master’s degree and internship are where this blog comes in – I’ve had friends ask food-related questions lately and I’d like to be able to share my response with others who might also find the information helpful! I’m here to spread all of this wonderful knowledge I’ve spent so much time learning and practicing in an academic setting to a wider audience. Once I have my official Registered Dietitian Nutritionist certification, I’d love to start offering tailored eating plans and nutrition counseling!
If you want to take it way back, my passion for nutrition began soon after I graduated from my undergrad with a BA in French that sadly hasn’t seen much use since then. I worked at the University of Georgia for several years and slowly eased myself into the world of nutrition, exercise, and overall wellness. I debated going back to school for a few different degrees, and finally settled on a Master’s in nutrition. I was accepted to Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, packed a 16 foot moving truck with all of my possessions, and took a cross country drive with one of my best friends and my two pups. She soon flew back to Georgia and I was left alone to find a job and build a whole new life in a town where I knew no one but that has one hell of a beautiful mountain backdrop.
While hanging around and working at a hotel for a year, waiting to get Colorado residency and in-state tuition, I got my certification as a personal trainer through NASM. (For the record, I’m so glad my dad talked me into the delay now that I’m starting to anticipate paying those student loans back!) Then it was finally time to start school – the whole reason for this cross-country move! Let me just say that CSU has a great program with such wonderful people. It’s been a great experience and I’ve felt so supported by all of my classmates and professors. I’d absolutely recommend it to anyone considering a similar path!
After doing all my learning and successfully writing and defending my thesis, I started my dietetic internship this past Fall. I’ll be finished at the end of April of 2017 and will bide my time, studying my heart out to pass my exam and become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist this summer! (The end is in sight! And a new adventure will begin!)
If you’ve made it this far, you might be wondering what I’ll offer in this space that’s different from other food blogs? I’ve been reading blogs where women post what the eat every day along with their workouts for years, and I love them! Heck, I used to have my own, many years ago. But I don’t want to just tell people what I’m eating, I want to help explain the many food- and nutrition-related words and phrases that float around out there so that people can make their own decisions about what is right for them – things like organic food, intermittent fasting, and whether apple cider vinegar is all it’s cracked up to be.
Stick around, folks. I’ve got big plans! And you can help me out by telling me what you’re curious about! I want to answer your questions! Let’s make this a conversation – leave me a comment below, what do you want to read about?