In 2013, I realized that I was unhappy, overweight and lost. I have spent the next four years learning ways to make myself happy and have become healthier and more confident in the process.
Launched in 2017, this blog helps women learn to create a happy, healthy life that they love.
Why this Blog?
If you find yourself constantly scouring Pinterest for tips on how to get healthy, be more fit or how to be more fulfilled, this is the place for you. Girl, I know, this adulting thing is not easy, but don’t worry I have your back.
Here you will find posts about being healthy through nutrition and fitness. You will learn about choosing happy by using self-care, coping skills to help manage anxiety and depression, and practicing positive self-talk. I will share with you about books I have read that have helped in my own journey. You will find your passion, get tips for over-coming barriers to achieving your goals and grow through self-empowerment.
So what can you get from this blog?
I bet your asking yourself why you should put any stock into what I have to say, right?
Two reasons, first and I think most importantly, I have lived the experience. There are posts about depression and anxiety because I have experienced both. This blog explores fitness and eating healthy strategies because I have learned that I feel better when I am active and am feeding my body right. I share about personal development because I am a learner by nature, I am a nerd who is always seeking.
Secondly, I have spent all of my adult life learning the tricks of the trade. I am a Social Worker by day and in my education and work experience I have learned about the power of thought and perception. Understanding the connection between thoughts, behaviors and feelings has helped me live a happier life.
A little background on Megan
In 2013 I was preparing to graduate grad school with my MSW and finishing one of the biggest goals of my adult life to date. I was also miserable. Weird right? I should be happy, I was graduating as a member of an honor society, I had made great friends and forged lasting professional relationships. Sounds wonderful, I know. It wasn’t, I wasn’t happy.
Being in grad school is no joke, no one really prepares you for the personal sacrifices you will make. They try to tell you but until you live it for three years, you really have no idea.
While I was busy working full-time, working in an internship for 16 hours a week, spending every Saturday in class and spending countless hours writing and studying; I totally forgot to take care of myself. It was crazy because I was studying a profession that puts self-care on a pedestal, it is built into a good Social Work program.
Growing up I was always an active person, I don’t remember a time where I wasn’t playing a sport or outside playing with my friends. That all came to a screeching halt during grad school. You should note that, I also stopped sleeping; I mean sure I slept sometimes but it was low on the totem pole of my priorities. I would like to be able to say “hey but I still ate well” but I didn’t. Too many times I ate Takis while drinking a can of sweet tea on the couch at 2am while typing away. Okay I will be honest more times than not there was a bag of skittles there as well.
Moral of story, I completely stopped taking care of myself. So in 2013, after seeing a picture of myself at graduation, I knew it was time for a dramatic change. I had no idea where to start but I dove in anyways. I tried on many fitness and nutrition programs I really started explore what makes adult me happy.
In the last four years there have been ups and downs on this journey but today I can honestly say that I am happier, more confident and healthier then I have ever been.
What makes me happy
I am borderline obsessed with my two pugs, Sampson and Goliath. Any night with a glass of red wine and good book is my favorite. I am a lover of all things dessert, some people might call me a dessert snob; but I mean if I am going to indulge it should be worth it right?
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