I’m a gal who really, really likes food.
So I write posts and share pics about the foods I buy, cook and eat. I also like feeling good, so I generally strive to eat foods that nourish my body and keep me happy. I’m interested in improving my relationship with food through the Intuitive Eating approach. My goal is to present an authentic, warts-and-all view of how I eat and think about food. My photos aren’t perfect, and neither is my eating.
Just about every day, I exercise.
My definition of exercise ranges from a leisurely stroll to the grocery store a few blocks away, to a mountain bike ride with Husband, to a 20-minute yoga practice in our spare bedroom, to lifting weights at the gym, and plenty of in between.
I sit all day long at my day job, and I sit a lot while driving my car to and from work. Hopefully this won’t always be the case. But for now, it’s my reality, so I try to incorporate movement as much as possible. I take the stairs, I park far away, I do all that good stuff. When I write about exercise, I don’t do it to brag. If you could see me struggling to squat 80 pounds, or walking my bike up a small hill, you’d agree that I don’t have much to brag about in the exercise department, but I do show up.
I’m committed because exercise makes me feel good. That’s key, and I hope that by sharing my exercise moments with you, you will be inspired to lace up those sneakers and get a move on.
One of my favorite pastimes is being outside.
It sounds odd, I know, but I want to spend as much time as possible in fresh air. Our apartment unit has no patio or balcony, and my day job office has no windows, so I seek moments of outdoorness, fresh air and pure sunshine whenever possible.
I have a day job that I like.
Right now I’m loving it big time. In May 2016 I boomeranged back to a previous employer and am so glad that I did. And I’ve learned a lot about
surviving thriving in the workplace over the years. We’ll all do better if we learn from each other and encourage a positive work experience. Maybe one day I’ll achieve a dream job of freelancing and blogging from home. Until then, it’s a traditional 9-to-5 for me.
In college I discovered Voluntary Simplicity.
Since then have become interested in the minimalism movement that has exploded online. I follow several minimalism bloggers and enjoy learning from their perspectives. I have always hesitated to label myself, so I’ll just say that minimalism influences my life and I’ll be sharing more on that in future posts.
I write about decluttering and simple living, but I then share links to stuff I like so you can go buy stuff and like it too. The irony is not lost on me.
It isn’t rocket science.
The ideas I’m exploring on Quiet Pursuit aren’t groundbreaking or even necessarily original, but they are brought to you by My Perspective. Sometimes it’s just about applying common sense. Many of my posts are based on things I’ve learned through living my own life and by soaking up the wisdom of all those I’ve crossed paths with. We have so much to offer our fellow human beings. This is my attempt to pay it forward a few words at a time.
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