Happy Friday! I’m currently writing this from my getaway in the woods, which so far has been incredible. I’m planning on writing it all up for you guys, but right now I want to make sure to get this up for you and back to writing. Wednesday I knocked out 15 pages which I was pretty impressed with. I’m headed back to the city today and Neil’s parents are actually coming to visit from Maryland for a couple days, so it’s jumping right back into life for me. I can’t wait to share this experience with you, but for now… View Post

In honor of the fourth anniversary of this blog (one that is two weeks belated I might add), I wanted to use today to focus more on the writing and maintaining of a blog. Non-bloggers stick around because I think there are parallels that you can use as well. 🙂 As you know, at the beginning of September I shifted to becoming self-employed through my personal training and this blog. I don’t want there to be any illusions; I don’t rely entirely on the income from this blog, but combined with training I’m able to make a sustainable living. One… View Post

Sooooo I’m leaving this afternoon for a 5-day excursion. It’s really nothing extravagant; I booked this trip about three months ago after returning from the Everything Food Conference filled with inspiration and the pull to write again. You can read that post here. That previous post really sums up the what and why of this trip, so I’m going to jump into my expectations of what I want from the next five days in order to keep me accountable. As Type-B as this entire thing sounds, my Type-A personality needs some structure in order to actually make it relaxing. That… View Post

Another week has gone by and the weekend is right around the corner. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty pumped about it — especially because I’m off for the next week. Next Monday through Friday I’ll be holed up in my rented Airbnb, hopefully getting a good chunk of content written for the book that I promised you all well over a year ago. I’ve been saying that I’m going to Michigan, but just found out this week that I will be in Michigan City, which, contrary to its name, it actually in Indiana. Who knew? I’m still… View Post

This post is sponsored by Vital Proteins. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to like tomato soup. It always looks so appealing when I see someone eating it or talking about dipping a grilled cheese sandwich in a nice warm bowl. I’ve tried over the years and always failed. When I received a shipment of tomatoes and wasn’t sure what to do with them, the thought of tomato soup again popped into my head. What made me actually decide to make some was the fact that I found myself eating a handful of tomatoes every time I… View Post