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…
When I am not blogging (which is about five times a week right now), I am a high school English teacher. My job allows me to be creative and to be constantly learning; it also has taught me to be more patient and understanding. I truly love my job. At home, 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’d be running a full marathon if it were not for the blogs I read.
Also, as an English teacher, I expect my students to do a lot of reading and writing, and in turn, I end 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. One of the courses I teach is an intensive writing course, yet “writer” is not a title I give myself. This did not seem right to me. 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 (small) family, and terrific friends. Along with loving my job, I have the opportunity to travel quite often, go out to wonderful dinners, 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!