Were you always a healthy eater?
No, no and nooooo. We grew up eating typical, home cooked food. Spaghetti, tacos, BLTs, lasagna, etc etc. And I always remember going to Taco Bell on weekend afternoons and eating soft tacos (no lettuce, only meat and cheese) or Fazoli's (omggg have you eaten a breadstick from there?!) on busy weeknights and my little brother and I would eat breadsticks and Italian lemon ices. #superfoods
Overall, we didn't eat a ton of fast food and processed food, but we didn't eat super healthy either. I feel like the nineties were full of processed food, but I always describe my mom's cooking like Rachel Ray. Not super healthy but just good, home cooked food. Now our family eats more "real food" where if we're having pizza, my brother makes amazing home made dough and we have good quality cheese and organic, antibiotic free meats and organic veggies when we can. I got all gung-ho about real food in college and sort of rubbed off on my family. My brothers rolled their eyes at me at first, but now they totally appreciate it and love good food too :)
What's your personality type?
I wasn't quite sure how to answer this one? If you have ever taken the Meyer's Briggs personality test then you'll know what I'm talking about, but if you haven't...well you should take it. After I took it I felt totally justified in all my weaknesses...like it was okay to be weak in some areas because I was stronger in others. Anywho, I'm an ESFP- so an extroverted, sensing, feeling, and perceiving person. I'm somebody who doesn't like structure and routine and is much more comfortable going with the flow. I'm not detail oriented AT ALL and prefer working in teams, not independently (the only thing I'd love to change about having a private practice is not working alone- hopefully in the future!). I'm optimistic, which is wonderful but that can also be a hard thing because I get really overwhelmed with negative thoughts and possibilities. And that can make it hard for me to grasp the reality of a situation if it's not a positive one. I love that my best friends are very realistic because it reals me in when I'm like, "but it's going to fine guys, everything's great" and they're like "actually, it won't be fine and we need to figure it out." I tend to live more presently and don't think about the future as much which can be a good thing, but definitely can be a bad thing too since I don't think about the long term as much as I should. I've also found that I thrive on human connection, deep conversations and genuinely like being in the presence of other people. If I need some down time, I often like someone else to be around- I might not want to talk, but I like the comfort of having people there. I tend to get restless and lonely if I'm by myself for too long. But overall, I love meeting new people and one of my favorite things is getting to know somebody over a cup of coffee.
And I'm totally not punctual, but I'm a work in progress on that one. My friends know to expect me in a 15 minute window and that I won't always know all the details about things. But I've learned to be honest with myself (and others) about it and that's helped me to see it as something to work on and realize that I'm stronger in other areas and that's okay.
And that's a wrap!
I hope you all have a wonderful, wonderful weekend! Over the next couple of weeks while I'm home I'll be posting but it might not be my Monday, Wednesday, Friday schedule. During time with my fam, I just don't want to feel strapped to a posting schedule, but rather if I feel compelled to write- I will. Come the New Year though, everything will be back in full swing and I'm excited about it!