About Me!

I am a 23-year-old female from a small town outside of Hershey, PA.  I graduated in 2009 with my Bachelor’s in History and the weekend of graduation also married the love of my life.

In the past year Ryan and I have had several ups and downs, primarily because of an eating disorder I have had for a significant portion of my life.  The blogging community has helped me immensely on my road to recovery and if I can provide inspiration for at least one person, I will consider myself accomplished!

But outside the boring stuff I love to spend time with my family, travel, read, cook, bake, exercise, be outdoors, work, and much, much more.

I work in alternative education doing anything I can to help kids in grades six-twelve change their lives for the better. In the summer I manage a small community pool, while enjoying the sunshine and catching up on my reading.

If there is anything else you want to know please don’t hesitate to ask!  I can’t wait to “meet” the rest of the blogging community!



45 thoughts on “About Me!

  1. I found your blog from your post on Healthy Living Summit Facebook page. I live just outside Harrisburg, PA too!! I can’t believe you got married the same weekend you graduated from college…wasn’t that stressful?

  2. I am so glad you commented on my blog so that I could find yours! Thank you for your honesty in the posts I have read so far… I can tell you are fighting and are going to be living the life we deserve to quite soon
    I truly look forward to reading more!

  3. I found your blog on the HLS page as well! Though I’m not going to be there, I had to write to you because I just moved from Exton, PA to Orlando, FL in January, and I’m not working as a Disney Travel Specialist! Sounds like we have some interests (and locations) in common! 🙂 Keep up the great blogging!

  4. You’re definitely an inspiration to MANY of us. 🙂 Thank you for sharing your story—as someone not yet in recovery, I have so much respect for your strength and perseverance in fighting your eating disorder and regaining a real life.

    • Sharing my story has helped me stay on track! I don’t think without this blog I would be doing the healthy thing on a daily basis. Sweet comments like this are my inspiration!!! Thanks for reading!!!

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  6. Thanks for checking out my blog 🙂 Your story is truly an inspiration and I look forward to getting to know you through your posts!

    You said you’re down for the Disney Half– have you done it before?!

  7. I’m so glad I found your blog through Amazing Asset! I got married two months after graduating college to my college sweetheart. I feel like it’s pretty rare these days for people to get married so young–perhaps we’re reverting back to our grandparents’ generation 🙂 Nice to *meet* you!!

  8. YEA SHOUT OUT TO MY TEACH CJ , your website is beast , it makes a lot of sense great job, im glad your are our cliip teacher your mad chill !! 🙂

  9. Hey! I just stumbled on your blog and connect a lot with your story. I also graduated in 09, got married, and have been through many ups and downs in this newlywed life bc of an ED. Looking forward to reading more 🙂

  10. I am so happy that I just stumbled upon your blog! Weight/BodyImage/EatingDisorders are such universal issues that so many people struggle with yet they are so personal and different at the same time. Thank you for sharing your journey with the rest of us! You are helping so many others with your blog!

    Health & Happiness xo

  11. I am so glad I found your blog! I too have been struggling with disordered eating, and I swear the blogging community, and now having started a blog of my own, has helped me to work to achieve balance on a daily basis. It’s a journey for sure!

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  13. Hi! I found your blog through some other healthy-living blogs and just felt very compelled to comment. I spent some time reading your posts and I think you have a very positive attitude about recovery. It’s very apparent that you want to end the suffering and find a happy life without the ED. A lot of people say “good job, you’re doing great” but not a lot of people stop to say “I know you can do this, I can tell from your character” and I just thought I would let you know that I can truly tell that you are strong, and deserve a good life!

    • Oh my gosh thank you so much for this comment. I was having such a tough day and this was just awesome to see in my inbox. you are a doll! hope you are having a great weekend!

  14. hey! happened to chance upon your blog somehow. think its pretty cool that though i live halfway around the world, you happen to live in the place that is closest to the college ei want to go to (messiah, not sure if you heard of it). either way, think you should be proud of the progress you have made. we can do this (: stay strong. i write too, but not just on ed stuff.. trlittlemissnic.tumblr.com 🙂

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