I’ve been lost in the realm of discovering myself more and of life happenings. Okay, I just made that sound way cooler than it is, but it’s true.
These past few months have been the craziest I have endured in a long time; my mom came to live in Sacramento after years of living miserably with my father, my brothers moved to different states to start new (Wisconsin and Nevada) and I have been taking upper-division nutrition classes which take up a lot of my life! I won’t lie, hours of researching the Andean highland villages to help “solve their nutrition problem” is quite fun work though.
Through and through, I have been eating moderately well - still in love with fruits vegetables and won’t touch meat - and have maintained my weight by running and have built lots of leg and arm muscle by going to the gym! Feels good to be strong!
Slowly this is becoming ingrained in my mind and I am subconsciously making healthier and healthier choices!
Yesterday I finished my third semester at Sac State and couldn’t be happier. I am completely done with all of my required journalism units and am now on to finish and pursue units in nutrition and food. I have about 8 classes left after my fourth semester is done, and I am extremely excited.
Four years ago I would have never saw myself as someone who was pursuing a degree in nutrition and food, let alone double majoring! I was just a student who wanted to get out of school with my journalism degree fast and easy. What I have realized, though, is by pursuing a double major I am opening a ton of doors for myself. I am opening an entire new world of jobs where I can do what I am most passionate about, which is help people better their lives through nutrition, food and happiness.
Three years ago I was a girl who wasn’t exactly sure what she wanted to do, but my own weight loss journey has brought me to figure it out and has lightened a passion I never knew I had, or would have.
Life is a wonderful and mysterious thing - you never know what you’re going to get or what to expect or what mind-changing revelations you may come across.
On Tuesday I am off to spend a week in Seattle with my wonderful Nicolopholous. We will scavenge the city, eat lots of good food and enlighten our days with smiles, awesome sightings, and each other.
When you eat better you feel better. Why is that so hard to remember sometimes?!
Today is feel wonderful and beautiful! I have been eating SO WELL lately.
Yesterday I got some pretty special awards at the Awards Potluck my college newspaper put on. I was surprised, yet thankful at the same time. At the beginning of the semester I was crying in my advisers office because I didn’t think I could go through with passing all my classes and being food editor for the State Hornet. Well, guess what? I freaking did it. I worked hard as an editor this semester as well as in my classes, and I made it happen. My finals are next week and my grades in my classes are pretty dang good.
It got stressful at times, and it was hard as hell, but I ended up being proud of myself and earning rewards such as “Best Print Editor” and “Above the Fold Award,” which is one award given by our newspaper adviser every semester for being, well, awesome all around. Out of all the people on the paper, I wasn’t expecting myself to get it, but I did! I created and managed a new section - the Food section - this semester, and it worked out wonderfully.
Next semester I am going to be Print Managing Editor for the State Hornet, which is a step below the editor in chief. We will be working together to make the paper even more awesome!
Guess what else?! After next week I am COMPLETELY done with all of my journalism units for my Bachelor’s degree! Next semester on I will be working on my Food and Nutrition degree in Family and Consumer Sciences! Whew! Never in a million years did I think I would double major - crazy things happen though and I am incredibly glad to have declared it.
Anyhoo, yesterday I auditioned for the Vagina Monologues at my school. Completely different than anything I have ever done before, but incredibly empowering and wonderful. I might be the “Coochie Snorcher!” :)
Hello there, I'm Janice! I am a 22-year-old journalism and nutrition double major in sunny California, with dreams of someday being a food editor/vegan chef/freelancer (I like to do lots of things!). I cook, bake, sew, bike, obsessively browse food blogs and websites, collect vintage brooches and drink LOTS of tea.
A few years ago my life was changed by the quote "Be the one who loves you the most." It is from a song by Brett Dennen titled, "Loves You the Most." I was on my way back from Brett Dennen's New Year's show and I made a New Years resolution: I am going to be the one who loves me the most. When you love yourself, you treat your body right, which I have learned how to do. Along with these thoughts came new-found knowledge on health, over 80 pounds lost and a completely different perception on food and of myself.
Here, I will share with you my thoughts and interests - whether that be with food, health or anything else. Join me for tea?
"Don't stop this train, don't for a minute change the place you're in." -John Mayer