What a day. What a week. What a time it is to be alive!
I’m feeling high on life but also very introspective this week.
There is lots going on personally, as well as professionally, so I thought I’d write this to share! Because insta stories are fun, but it’s hard for me to get on there and just… express myself, because I feel self conscious. Maybe it’s a personal problem. I’m currently sitting on my screened in porch in St Pete, Florida with iced earl grey tea. It’s 72 degrees and i’m l listening to a morning dove coo. Can life get any better!?
So first, with the business stuff!!! Today marks the one year anniversary at Nourishing Minds Nutrition. How is this even possible?! What a whirl wind of a year. Last year we started our practice, started taking clients (of course), launched the podcast, and wrote and released an ebook. But while all that is well and good, I truly think the most powerful things I have learned (professionally anyways), are the things that have ben taught by seeing clients one on one. I am shaking my head in disbelief right now with how much I’ve learned this past year. My clinical knowledge has increased greatly and I will forever be grateful for all of my first clients this year. They have made me a better dietitian and a better practitioner.
I already know a LOT is going to change in year two. While we will always be client focused, we will be introducing a few other things to the practice that will allow even more reach to those who can’t work one on one with us. You all know, our heart is just to spread love and for all humans everywhere to find emotional and physical wellness.
This year I have cultivated some new and rather unexpected friendships. I don’t know why I’m constantly blown away by Instagram’s ability to bring people together… but it does! Megan Faletra and Georgie Morley will both be visiting Victoria and I in St Petersburg this spring!! And guess what... Georgie is actually going to host a live podcast event with us on April 22nd. Follow me on instagram to get updates and more details on this!
And… much more is happening that I can’t disclose just yet. But it’s going to be RAD.
And now for the personal stuff.
Things I’m into this week:
Beverage: Iced earl grey tea with honey
Music: The Bleachers & Vance Joy’s new album … Also- been throwing it back with Dashboard Confessional.
Instagram account: Jennakutcher
Book: I just started Love Does!
So this past week I had the opportunity to go to Austin for SXSW and to visit one of my besties there. We had a friggin BLAST. It’s such a blessing to be able to do stuff like this and I don’t take it for granite. This is one of the many things I love about having a virtual practice- I can work remotely from anywhere- as long as there is WIFI! We listened to music, danced, rode bikes all over Austin, and just hand a dang good time. We may have Sunday Funday-ed just a LITTLE too hard on Rainey Street… but hey, #YOLO.
We had so much fun but we also had a lot of those deep, soul filling and inspiring conversations that make up a lasting friendship that builds you up and revitalizes you.
I feel like I am in such a time of growth in my personal life right now. I was going to wait until I had it all figured out to talk about it, but I don’t think that’s ever going to happen! #alwaysinprocess. If you listen to the podcast or follow me, you probably know that I’m a Christian. Well, I’m also in the alternative medicine/wellness space. And the two are NOT mutually exclusive; however, in this space, there is a lot of spirituality, which is great! But if I’m being honest, it’s super easy for me to “hide” under the spirituality umbrella and blend in. Which yes- technically I could do and no one would blink an eye, but I shouldn’t be scared to speak my truth and what I believe just because I’m scared of how it will be perceived. Or that I’ll look “religious” instead of “spiritual”. Because being spiritual sounds WAY cooler and sexier than being religious. In the past, it’s been easier for me to say things like “the Universe” when I truly mean “God” . This makes me sad because I feel like in this way, I’m not owning my faith. And if I don’t own my faith, what is the purpose of having it?! In trying to protect myself from judgment from others, I’m ultimately just doing a huge dis-service to myself by not owning my own truth. I truly am not ashamed of being religious, and I never want someone to think that. I want to proclaim my faith because it is truly the reason I am here today.
Well, that was the SUPER short and sweet version of must a LITTLE of what has been going on in my head this week. And this past month really. More thoughts to come…
Happy Friday, humans! I hope you all have the best weekend.