I’m a mid 20-something writer living in Newport Beach, California with a passion for staying active and exploring all life has to offer- the good, the bad, and the messy…. usually doing it all while wearing yoga pants.
Nice to meet you!
This blog was born back in 2011, a little over a year after I’d moved to D.C. I have grown dramatically since then and I think my blog is a tribute to the idea that, well, life happens. Here you’ll find a collection of personal essays on life and relationships, as well as inspiration for healthy living.
Some background… In June 2013, I moved back home to the west coast, after six years back east: first in New York City (my favorite city on earth), where I earned a Masters in Journalism and was gifted my typewriter (a gift necessary for a writer), and then in Washington, D.C., starting my big girl career. I’m now in southern California and enjoying every ounce of sunshine.
I believe pancakes are the only food that matters, and storytelling is my heart.
I also am one of those weirdos who enjoys working out, and in 2012, I was named one of Washington, D.C.’s top fitness bloggers according to Washingtonian Magazine. It was an honor that they’d recognize little ol’ me.
Running was my first sweat-tastic love, but I’m also a bit obsessed with barre, crossfit, hot yoga, hiking… you get the idea. I love to stay active and encourage others to live their healthiest lives. As of 2015, I am a member of the board of directors for Girls on the Run Orange County. I also served as a race ambassador for the 2015 Fit Foodie 5K in San Diego (race series sponsored by Cooking Light and Health magazines), and am a race ambassador for the 2016 OC Marathon.
Sometimes I post recipes and reviews (of books, events, fitness studios, or products), but all writing and photography are always 100% mine and a result of my own experience, unless otherwise stated. I am always interested in discussing freelance writing opportunities and/or chances to work together with like-minded organizations on special projects. Visit my blogging partnerships page for more.
I am also a freelance writer, and my essays have been published by a variety of publications/media outlets, including the Huffington Post; please check my portfolio for a complete list.
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