I teach my third grade students how writing every day is what helps you to become a better writer, and I expect them to do this every day without any whining!
Now it is my turn to practice what I preach.
I’ve decided to turn this blog into a daily diary about working toward finding a balance of happiness and health in all aspects of my life: relationships, physical health, mental health, career goals, etc.
Please join me on my journey of becoming a healthy, happy blogger!
Here’s a little about me!
I live Central Virginia with my loving husband, Larry, and two dogs, Dallas and Lucy. I strive to live as healthy a lifestyle as possible. On January 31, 2008, I ate my last bite of meat at a candlelit New Years Eve dinner. After much thought, contemplation, and research I decided to become a lacto–ovo vegetarian. I do not eat meat or meat products, but I do eat dairy and eggs products, because I simply could not give up cheese and chocolate!!!
The first month of eating a lacto-ovo diet was very easy difficult for me. I wasn’t quite sure how to replace the proteins in my diet, and found myself hungry–often. However, over the past year I have found a healthy approach to eating, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to return to my old carnivorous ways again!
I try to workout as much as possible. I love taking classes at the gym, doing workout videos at home, going for long runs (although “long” is a relative term), and lifting weights with my hunky hubby. The endorphins released during exercise are definitely my drug of choice .
You would think that healthy eating and exercise would be enough, right? Wrong! I want to not only have a healthy body, but a healthy mind also. I need to find a creative way to express myself, slow down, and find that “inner peace” you hear so many people on Oprah talking about!
I have been teaching elementary school for seven years now. This past summer I graduated from VCU with a Masters of Education in Reading. This drew to a close a major goal I had set for myself three years prior. Not having research to do, and papers to write, I became rather restless, and my fingers were itching to write. Thus the goal for a blog emerged.
So, as I tell my third graders: Write every day. Think about writing every chance you get. And live a “writer-ly” life. The possibilities are endless.