Hi! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve published a post on the ol’ blog. It’s a slow, slightly cool Fall Sunday morning here in Florida, so let’s catch up over a cup of coffee, shall we?
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that Nutrition Nut on the Run turned 10 years old this month (two weeks ago today exactly). While I’m surely not as active with this space these days, it is wild to think I’ve had this corner of the internet for a decade! I still giggle when I look at the very first post I published November 10, 2009. I shared A LOT early on, but, as life goes, I’ve evolved as my blog did, and haven’t been called to share here like I once did. Ten years though… have any of you been here since the first days!?
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that while you may know I work with Beautycounter, a B corporation that is transparent about their sourcing/ingredients and advocates for social change while consciously creating personal care products that perform, that is just one piece of the work I do day-to-day.
Earlier this year, I said adios to a temporary, dead-end job in Human Resources to pursue entrepreneurship full-time… and it’s the best decision I’ve made all year! These days, I spend a solid chunk of my time assisting many of the OG (original) healthy living bloggers who inspired me to start this space 10 years ago. It’s been rather incredible to have a dream clientele of badass female-founded brands who continue to inspire me today through their creativity and entrepreneurial skills. My work consists of a lot of behind the scenes responsibilities: client support, content creation, email marketing, inbox management, social media, and graphic design. It’s right up my alley! I think it’s pretty cool how this little blog has afforded me many opportunities throughout the years, and that I’ve been able to create my own small business from the valuable connections I’ve made in this community. Grateful!
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that we spent the greater part of the past 6 weeks living in (a few) AirBNBs while the floors in our rental house were replaced. First, Koba and I escaped to Colorado for a 10-day “retreat” at my mom’s house while Nick had to travel for work — it was a much needed (and wanted) change of scenery. But unfortunately we couldn’t stay in Colorado forever, so we posted up in a quaint AirBNB for the next few weeks. While I figured living out of a shoe box with a pint-sized kitchen would be headache, it turned out to be quite the opposite. In fact, I enjoyed the boujee South Tampa lifestyle much more than life in the suburbs. Nestled in Old Hyde Park Village, I could walk the 3 blocks to my favorite local coffee shop for iced oat milk matcha lattes and free community yoga classes. Koba and I enjoyed many neighborhood walks admiring the humongous, historic century old homes. Unlike the busy suburb in which we live, people were constantly outside walking their dogs, jogging, playing with their kids at the park. This simple things brought me so much joy.
I realized that sometimes, most times, it does us justice to shake up our environment. Because what at first seemed like it’d be a real pain in the butt turned out to be a blessing in disguise — the gift of feeling C A L M when “home base” was in a season of transition (more on that below).
If we were having coffee this morning, I’d tell you that WE ARE MOVING! And moving soon. Nick got a new position, and so for for anyone who knows military lingo, we are PCS-ing (Permanent Change of Station) to… WASHINGTON (state). Yes, we’re doing another huge cross-country move like before (literally one opposite corner of the U.S. to the other). We don’t have exact dates (despite the move being soon, military moves are typically rather last minute), but we’re planning to spend the first couple of weeks of January traveling from Tampa, FL to Seattle, WA (a.k.a. we’re going to make another epic road trip out of it, just like we did in 2017 from CA -> FL). So, there’s that. I’m stoked to be leaving Florida, but, to be honest, have mixed feelings about moving to Washington. I think I am mainly just apprehensive of everything that comes with a huge move/starting all over again in a new state, but I am trying my best to focus on the fact that we get to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest (PNW) for a bit, and I am grateful to be back on the West Coast — closer to friends and family.
So, if you could imagine, the Type A planner in me has been consumed by this upcoming move that we just found out about earlier this month (all the while, we’ve been out of our current house until just a few days ago).
That’s it for now, friends! I’d love to connect with you in the comment section below. Also! As I’m not here as often, you can find me on Instagram on the regular — I’d love to connect with you over there, too!
Koba & I on a family hike at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, Colorado // October 2019
Mom & I enjoying a sweet mother-daughter day trip to Telluride, Colorado // October 2019
Our sweet AirBNB named “The Tree House” in Historic Hyde Park, Tampa // November 2019
Evening walk with Koba through Hyde Park Village, Tampa // November 2019
Fired up and excited about my work with Beautycounter // November 2019
If you were here when I was posting regularly, what did you enjoy most about Nutrition Nut on the Run?
Seattle area recommendations – I’m all ears!