Random Thoughts

Celebrate Change

This weekend I (FINALLY) completed my Masters of Clinical Nutrition degree.  Yipee!!! After a weekend of celebrations with family and friends, feelings of relief and accomplishment, and coming to terms with a few underlying fears (e.g. WhereTheHeckAmIGoingToWork?) I started reminiscing on the differences between the person I was before I started this journey over two years ago, and the person I’ve become.

Sure, I still enjoy a good hotdog now and then, my addiction to updating my bedding has (if possible) gotten even more intense than before, and I feel extremely lucky that the same girls that I called as soon as I got accepted into grad school in 2012 are the ones I celebrated with this weekend (plus a couple new bonus friends)!

Other things, however, have changed…


Breakfast of champions

Breakfast of champions

If you asked me a few years ago what I wanted for breakfast, the answer was ALWAYS – bagels and cream cheese.  Today, 9 times out of 10, the food I want to start my day out with is Greek yogurt and blueberries.  Not only does this breakfast provide a tad more nutrition than the prior, but I feel like I could go for a run after eating versus hopping on the couch for a post-breakfast nap.


Yoga in the park

Yoga in the park

My favorite weekend hobby of all time used to be…wait for it…brunch!  For those of you who think brunch is a meal and not a hobby, you are just not brunching properly.  Brunch for me was a combination of rallying friends, picking a hotspot with a great atmosphere AND cheap mimosas, and spending my afternoon soaking in every wonder brunch had to offer.

Nowadays I prefer a quick trip to the coffee shop, a morning yoga class, and an afternoon paddle boarding.  Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a brunch every once in a while, but I’ve found that I feel like a whole new person when I start my week with a little exercise and some time outdoors.



So fresh and so clean

Products for me used to consist of makeup and perfume. Period.  It was always a matter of improving (aka covering up) what I had going on.  Today my bathroom is filled with products like Nude skin serum, organic soaps, and face moisturizers with SPF.  The older I get, the more thankful (and protective of) I am for the skin and body I have.

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

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