When I started this blog I actually wanted it to be a little bit more personal. But let’s face it, taking photos of what we eat is a little bit easier than sitting down and writing out a lengthy post. But today I decided to change that so I can update everyone on all the (good) changes in my life! So take a seat because this isn’t short!
As you probably know, when we moved to Philadelphia I quit my job as a photo editor for a magazine. It was my first job out of college and I learned a lot, got to put my major to work, and had the best co-workers a person could ask for. It was hard to leave.
I knew moving up here would be tough on the job front because it was the middle of the recession, but I had high hopes that I would be able to find something photo related. Well months passed and I found myself applying for the most random jobs, just to get a job. Eventually I did find a job, but it wasn’t exactly what I wanted to do. But I kept working and kept looking.
I felt really lost, and wasn’t really a happy person. Unfortunately Eric had to put up with a lot of it. I would come home from work in a bad mood because it took me two hours to drive home, or I would come home crying because I had had a terrible day at work.
I had been toying with the idea of looking into going back to school to study nutrition and becoming a registered dietitian. But it just always seemed like too much to take on. I needed to take a bunch of pre-requisites to even apply to master’s programs. So I kept pushing the idea in the back of my head and keeping up with life. But honestly, my life wasn’t going to get better on it’s own. I had to take ownership of what I wanted to do and I had to be the one to make the necessary changes.
I reached the point where I realized that I was never going to get any closer to my goal if I didn’t do anything. So starting this semester (next week!) I am going back to school to start taking the pre-requites required to apply for a Master’s in Human Nutrition. I’m not sure what exactly is going to happen, because I definitely have a long road ahead of me. But I can’t do anything without taking these classes, so taking these classes it is!
This semester I am going to continue to work part-time at my current job, which is awesome, and hopefully that will keep up so I don’t go completely broke.
This past week I started working part-time, which meant I had a lot of time to mess around in the kitchen. I started off by making a Sunflower Seed Pate. Gena, at Choosing Raw, posted this recipe, and I was really excited to finally make it. I omitted the dill because I didn’t have any, but it still turned out excellent.
I think it has a great taste and texture. I have been putting it on carrots, bread and in wraps.
I also made homemade Larabars. These were incredibly easy and I can’t wait to mess around with the recipe to develop more flavors.
This bar was just almonds, dates and chocolate chips. I think these will be great to take to class!
I have made a few more recipes, but I think this post is getting way too long.