Monday, September 30, 2013

I dream and think

in colors and flavors. 

I study words and methods to be better at my craft, a challenge that makes me feel like the goldfish trying to ride a bicycle.

Monday, September 23, 2013

We all face uncertainty,

but when nothing is sure, everything is possible.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

“There are two basic motivating forces

fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” 
-John Lennon

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

reflecting, part 1

on my first year back in Boston

yesterday was the first day back at my second year as a graduate student. I am working towards becoming a Registered Dietitian at Boston University and I am obtaining my Master's in Dietetics, which means that I have been back in Boston for 14 months (!). I am reflecting on my experience to asses the past year and to determine what I hope to accomplish in the next year.

I moved to Cambridge last June.

My first stop? Trader Joe's for a super spinach salad (the dressing! the quinoa! the pumpkin seeds!) before I moved all my stuff to my apartment next door. I was terrified. I had been in Texas for 9 years and I was overwhelmed with the sense that I was starting a new life.

My new place was charming and I didn't take too much time to settle in, I started my internship at Simply Ming Season 10 within my first week of moving back:

Next up? Another internship, Foodicine, with guest star Sara Moulton. I was so star struck! she is lovely, witty, and full of energy:

So amazing. In the meantime, I explored Boston and Cambridge:

And my 10 year old Jetta died. But I still managed to make brunch at CBC and a Slow Food Olive Oil tasting. Obviously I have my priorities straight.

rest in peace, little Jetta.

Next up? I got a job at Cambridge Athletic Club teaching group fitness classes; this was my first time auditioning for a group fitness director, but the Group Fitness Manager at CAC is amazing and made me feel at ease.

I had a bio class to finish, and my new mode of transportation was a combination of my own feet and the Boston system of public transportation, so finding the ideal job was both flexible and convenient to get to.

part 2 coming soon!


slow food.

I felt so thankful last night to be surrounded by such inspiring women at the Slow Food Boston board meeting. 

what is slow food, you may ask? good, clean and fair food for all. celebrating local flavors. slowing down to enjoy amazing company.

this is slow food, at its best:

Slow Food board meeting featuring local greens from Allandale farm, cucumbers, homemade polenta, tomatoes, and whipped feta and cookies from the amazing Sofra bakery