Welcome to Pint of Goals! I am thrilled to have you :)
Where it all began…
In May of 2011, I accidentally stumbled into the blog world, specifically the “healthy living” blog world. Looking for a recipe for a smoothie, I found Run Eat Repeat and Carrots N’ Cake and was immediately addicted. Early on I thought about starting my own blog, but it took a while for me to build up the courage to take the step. It also took me a while to come up with a name for my blog. My friend Bridget thought of Pint of Goals, and in January of 2011, I was off running.
What do I do…
I am a stay at home mama to Finley and a former high school English teacher. I’m loving all the time I get with my daughter! Sometimes I miss teaching (the creative, the constant learning, the relationships with colleagues and students), but luckily it’s a profession that’s not too difficult to get back into after a hiatus.
Besides being a mama to Finley, or Fin for short, I am a wife to Brody and dog-mother to Moose and Frankie (both large but not overweight Golden Retrievers).
In my free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, watching tv, going out to dinner, and cooking and baking.
Why I blog…
I found the blogging community, again, namely the “healthy living” community, to be very supportive. Reading health magazines has always been something I did for inspiration and knowledge. Many of the blogs I follow inspire me in the same way – I doubt I would ever have run a full marathon if it were not for the blogs I read. Also, so many of the recipes I find are from blogs.
When I was teaching, I always expected my students to do a lot of reading and writing, and in turn, I ended up reading and writing a lot as well. While I have always considered myself a reader, I haven’t thought of myself as a writer since my pre-teen years. This blog is helping me see myself in the role.
Last but not least, I have a fantastic life. I am lucky to have an amazing husband, a wonderful family, and terrific friends. Along with loving my job as a SAHM, I have the opportunity to travel quite often, go out to wonderful dinners (or more lunches now with a baby), and just have fun in life. Unfortunately, I have a terrible memory. As an online journal, diary, or whatever you want to call it, my blog will help me remember and reminisce.
Once again, welcome to Pint of Goals!