One year ago today, I did something that would have a large impact on my life. November 10, 2009, I gave birth to Nutrition Nut on the Run. That day remains clear in my mind like it would for any mother. I can remember pressing publish for my first post, and walking around campus the remainder of the day with a huge smile pinned to my face. After reading food and health living blogs all summer long, I was so excited to be launching one of my own.
I cannot believe one year has passed since that special Tuesday. I cannot believe how much my life has changed for the better since becoming a “blogger”. Throughout the course of the year, blogging has inspired my to try new foods and recipes, it’s acted as a canvas for my inherent interest in graphic design, it’s given me an area to escape through creative writing. Throughout the course of the year, I’ve also played with my food and eaten a lot of cold meals to get the perfect picture. I think it’s safe to say, after 333 posts, “practice makes
I can’t help but laugh looking at the first photo I published. Then again, it is encouraging to witness improvement. As I look through my year of food photographs, I’ve come to realize that they, in fact, reflect me as a person. Take my first photo of my morning bowl of oats [they’re under all those walnuts somewhere!] – it’s static, linear, and plain old boring – to some of my more recent photos, attempts to step outside of the lines and play with life!
I was a college girl with a gourmet palate, that enjoyed spending her free time in the kitchen, and her weekend mornings running mile after mile. Before blogging, I was a college girl that was interested in nutrition and living a healthy lifestyle, but was a bit lost in the academic path I would venture upon in college.
I am a
college girl Food & Nutrition Communication major, 100% clear of who I am, and am not scared to share that with the world. Discovering the food/healthy living blogging community has enlightened me to the endless possibilities in the world of all things active, edible, and healthy. With each new opportunity that arises from having my own corner of the blogosphere, my sense of validation that doing what I love will ultimately bring me to my future career… some way or another.
A Gift to You
Of course blogging wouldn’t be as rewarding if it weren’t for all of YOU, the people that read whatever randomness I have to say, embrace who I am, and leave encouraging and supportive comments that brighten my days.
So… to extend my thank you, I’d like to give a reader a batch of Humboldt Honey Granola [version may vary] – made by me just for you. Oh, and how about a couple bars of dark chocolate, too. I mean, what’s a gift from me without chocolate!?
For your chance to win some oats, nuts & chocolate:
Show your loyalty to NN on the Run by subscribing to my blog via RSS or by e.mail… then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so. I will announce a random winner Saturday.
Happy 1st Birthday, Nutrition Nut on the Run!