Sunday, June 10, 2012

What Is Up and What Is Down.

To say that this has been a busy season of life for me would be a little bit of an understatement.  I've got a lot to tell you about, but I'll keep it short, because I've got more interesting things I should write about, like the grain-free granola I made this week...

This semester was my last of undergrad.  I knew Senior Spring would be very busy and it was.  Besides classes I tried to do as much as possible (not knowing how long I would really still be in California) like hanging out with my friends, going new places, and trying to figure out the next step for after graduation.  The latter was the most hard.  I know my passions, but couldn't figure out how i should use them.  For years I have been thinking about pursuing graduate work in nutrition or going to medical school to become a Naturopathic doctor.  As the semester unfolded it was looking like I was going to stay in California (not move home to the East Coast), find a job, work, and save up some money before going on to whatever graduate school path I decide.  So I applied to jobs, I applied to internships, (one of them was on a old agricultural estate, ie, an organic working farm in Tuscany, Italy), but nothing worked out.  Then during Spring Break I was visiting a friend and I was in the area of an naturopathic school and so I decided to visit.  It really opened my eyes, and when I got back to school I applied to three different naturopathic schools in three days.  And so from the beginning of April to the beginning of June, I juggled finishing up undergrad and planning for medical school in the Fall.  This preparation largely consisted of visiting all three schools for personal interviews.  I traveled to Tempe, AZ,  then to Seattle, WA, and after graduation, to Portland, OR.  All of this within a mere six week period.  I was admitted to all three schools, and given scholarships to two.  And so I am officially, officially, going to naturopathic medical school.  I know this is what God wants me to do.  I feel so much peace and excitement when I think of pursuing this new path.  I'm doing this because I believe He has given me talents and a calling.  My arms are open and I am excited for everything new and all the adventures that await me around the bend.

And that explains just why you haven't been hearing for me.  On top of all that my parents are moving, and my older brother is having TWINS next month.  My life is very full right now, which is such a blessing.  So dear reader, know that I am busy, and with all these changes in my life I have no idea what path my blogging is going to take.  Lately it's been the last thing on my mind.  I still cook and bake, and I still read my favorite food blogs, but as anyone who blogs will tell you, blogging takes time and effort.  After a long day lifting boxes or making phone calls or studying, sometimes is the last thing I'd like to do.  Thanks so much for all the comments you've left over the last few months.  It is so great to know that my recipes are making a difference in your lives.  That's why I have this blog.  Helping people make something taste good and have it work for their dietary restrictions and also be healthy (which they thought wasn't possible), really gets me excited.  Keep reading, and I promise you I will keep sharing.  It may not be as frequent, as you've already witnessed, but I will share.  Thanks for sticking around!  I am excited for what's next!  And if you don't already, try following me on Twitter... sometimes I can more easily update that than write a post.

I hope to get a few recipes up this week... stay tuned!!

1 comment:

Darcy said...

Life gets so crazy in the summer. Good luck with the Naturopathy! My mom has been helped a lot by it.