Sunday, June 9, 2013



My name is Helen. I live in Seattle, Wa. I am a Psychology student at the University of Washington with dreams of becoming a nutritionist and clinical health counselor. 

I'm not entirely convinced that I will continue to blog or what will come of this, but it's something I have been playing around with doing for quite some time and, as it is the Sunday before Spring finals week, there's no better time but now to try it out right?! 

It does always seem to be the busiest times that we decide to do the most random things!

So why should I have a blog? 

Well, that is the very question I am asking myself at the moment. 

Mainly I love reading other people's blogs and have always asked myself if it would be something I could do. 

Unfortunately, overshadowing this musing is always the fear in the back of my mind that I am unworthy to share my thoughts and ideas with the world or internet community. In fact, only recently have I even started leaving comments on some of the blogs I read every day. I simply feel that no one wants to hear what I have to say!

So perhaps that is what this is! A way of proving myself wrong (or perhaps right, I guess we will have to see) or at the very least stretching past my current comfort zone and trying something new! 

Additionally, if I do indeed want to get to the point of being paid to help people, or at least provide them with some resources they may not have had access to before, I better start being comfortable with sharing information with others! 

So, to conclude (for who knows who really wants to hear more of these ramblings!) I think I will leave you with some general information about me!

I will be turning 21 later this month. I have a wonderful boyfriend, supportive parents and awesome younger sister who I all love very much.

A little over two years ago my life changed dramatically, resulting in me being the person I am today, with goals and a life I could have never predicted. 

Food and diet are central to my life and identity. I am that person at restaurants who can't eat anything on the menu and who makes the waiter run back and forth from the table to the kitchen 30 times before being able to place an order and who constantly get's the question "so what do you eat?!?" However, at the same time I am immensely happy with my diet and food choices, more so than I ever have been.

I very much value a holistic outlook on health and happiness. I wholeheartedly believe that everything in our lives is connected and when one area is out of balance, then every corner is affected. 

And finally, I have in no way figured it all out. I daily encounter new experiences and information that makes me reconsider my choices and who I want to be. But I think this is something everyone should be doing, for perhaps the moment we feel we have it all figured out is the moment we stop reaching for new heights! 

Alright, that's it for now! 

If you find this blog please tell me how you did so and what you think! I suspect this may, for a while, mostly be a brain dump on my part read by...someone? or maybe no one. But hey! Either way, here's to trying something new and putting it out there!

Happy Sunday, I hope that anyone reading this is having a wonderful day!


  1. Your parents are wildly proud of you! And I'm looking forward to reading your blog! ~Mom

  2. Helen,
    Congratulations on taking this bold step! Trust that your voice will resonate -- it will, but only if you choose to speak. Choose to speak!

    You don't know me - but I have the pleasure of working closely with your mom at SCC. And...long ago I did my undergraduate work in Nutritional Sciences, and was a Registered Dietitian for about 12 years.

    I applaud this effort, and look forward to hearing from you. Make it happen.

    All the best,
    Daryl Campbell
    Acting President, Shoreline Community Colllege

    1. Hi Daryl,

      Thank you so much for the encouragement!

      I hope you like what I have to offer.

      Thank you again, please keep me posted in the future about how you like my blog, advice is appreciated!