Someone I know who lives out here in the Bay once joked that he wanted to start a company called Pivot and whenever anyone asked what they did, he’d say “I’ll tell you tomorrow.”
I figured now that I’m in the land of startups, what better word to use to describe what I’m about to do with my blog?
I’m about to get all share-y, so sit tight.
I miss blogging, and I miss being a blogger. But I don’t know if continuing to write about health, fitness, and nutrition is really something that interests me. I guess part of it is that I feel like I’ve said all I can say on the subject. I know that’s not literally true, but I feel like everything I could say now would be a regurgitation of things I’ve already said, just said in a different way. Kind of like every women’s magazine ever written. Different headline, same story.
But like I said, I miss blogging. I feel like at my core, I’m a blogger. It’s just what I do.
When I first launched this blog as Your Nutritionista back in 2008, I started it because I had an epiphany while I was driving to my office one day. The name literally came to me in a flash of inspiration and as soon as I got back to my office (funnily enough, I had a tumblr called officed at the time), I immediately created Your Nutritionista. Content came naturally to me because I was excited and passionate about the subject of food and nutrition — a straight-talking kind of nutrition, for real people. Or at least, that’s the way I saw it.
I was taking a shower not more than 15 minutes ago when I had a very similar epiphany, so striking that I had to sit down and write this post RIGHTTHISMINUTE even though it’s almost 11pm here, which is decisively past my bedtime.
A little back story: Over the past few months, I’ve started a full-blown relationship with beauty products of all kinds (hair care, makeup, etc.). I’ve ditched my healthy living blogs for beauty blogs, and I’ve ditched former mecca Trader Joe’s for Sephora and Ulta (okay, let’s keep it real, I still love TJs, but you get the point). But, over the past week or two, I’ve started to take a serious look at my beauty products. Just like the revelation I had about my diet many years ago, I realized all my beauty stuff was filled with weird chemicals we have no idea about.
And I realized it was time to clean up my beauty products, just like I cleaned up my diet. The problem was, when I tried to find a resource for effective, chemical-free beauty, I couldn’t find much. At least, compared to how much info is out there about conventional beauty products. So what I’d like to do is invite you guys to join me on a journey to clean up my beauty products. “Journey” sounds cheesy, but I think that’s what it will be.
What I’m thinking is that I’ll try new stuff (including DIY stuff like this), write reviews, and post general thoughts about things like my struggle to find an effective natural deodorant (the struggle is REAL, you guys, the struggle is SO REAL). I’m new to the chemical-free beauty game, and I’m no beauty guru, but I AM a girl who hears birds sing when she walks into an Ulta. So I think I can do this for you guys. And for me. Because what’s the point of avoiding food with extra junk when you’re just slathering that same junk all over your face?!
I promise not to get too weird with it either. Tell me if I am, okay? And I’ll try to do this blog in a way that doesn’t come off as preachy, because like I said, I’m new to this. I’m literally starting from square one when it comes to chemical-free beauty. If you have ideas for me, I’m all ears (email me!). I’d love to know what you’d love to know.
And finally, THANK YOU for coming along with me for the ride. Even if you decide my new subject matter isn’t for you, that’s okay. I appreciate every single one of you.
I know this was a stupidly long post and I apologize. The next one will be shorter.