I’m coming back to blogging because I feel like it. I just miss writing. When I am stressed, it really helps me to relax and gather my thoughts before I resort to public outburst or a mess of tears. I journaled religiously throughout my life, but gave it up in college. Much to my surprise, and sometimes chagrin, I noticed a difference after time. I wasn’t in control of my emotions as I used to be, I felt like my thoughts couldn’t be gathered or organized on any one topic at all–not even those topics most close to my heart
I realized that I need to get it out in order to feel better, about anything! I do this a lot with food journals and occasionally I just write about my emotions and my day, because I need to. I have a google document that I’ve been keeping to myself, but I also read so many blogs, so I figured I’d give it another shot. This time, I’m not aiming for readers, great pictures to post, or comments on every entry. I just want to write.
Because it is still an issue I struggle with on a daily basis, I am committing to keeping a “healthy eating” focus on my blog, but I am not promising every post to be about food. I don’t want to limit myself, rather just let myself de-stress and organize my often muddled brain in a fashion that has worked well for me in the past. Though I am opening this “journal,” to the world, I am also freeing myself in sharing my thoughts and stories. Sometimes I write in my journal and think-I need to share this with someone-so this will be my perfect venue!
I also want to elaborate slightly on my healthy eating focus, and explain more than “a diet to cure arthritis.” Though I still struggle with joint pain/muscle aches, I won’t lie to you or myself that my only goal for eating healthy is to feel pain-free on my morning runs, because that wouldn’t be the truth. Since I was a freshman in high school, I’ve counted calories and wondered what I could do to be “thinner.” Throughout high school and college (thus far), I’ve been on diets and then back off of them…all the while messing myself up because I am a person who LOVES healthy food! I was that weirdo who ate the sesame tofu at Whole Foods, not because it had less fat, but before I LOVE a well-prepared tofu dish! Counting calories and trying to lose weight has made me lose sight of the healthy foods I love to eat for taste and pleasure, not just for a smaller waistline. I am hoping to rediscover my love for healthy, un-processed foods, and hopefully, in the process, find relief from inflammation and fatigue. “Munching to Mend,” therefore, takes on a new meaning…I will munch to mend the relationship with food that I’ve let fall by the wayside during the past couple of years.
And as for the new cupcake theme? Well, I have an unpaid internship here in DC, so my paid job happens to be at Georgetown Cupcake. As you may have already known, my sweet tooth is endless…so this has been both an incredible and dangerous summer job for me to have! I do like the cupcakes, though, for how cute they are…hence the picture header 🙂 More to come on cupcakes for sure