1. Who/What encouraged you to start blogging?
The amazing gluten free community and bloggers are the people who truly encouraged me to start blogging. When I went gluten free a few months before I started college, I felt so lost and confused, and many of the blogs about being gluten free in college gave me hope that I would actually be able to survive. After reading so many amazing blogs, I wanted to give back to the community and reach out to other gluten free college students. I also started blogging because I love to write, and it is a great stress relief. I have not always been the best cook, but after going gluten free, I started trying out more and more recipes, and now I love baking and cooking! Although I do not post many recipes, it is a goal of mine to create more recipes in the future. I can't believe that I have already been gluten free for two years and have been blogging for over a year. Time truly flies!
2. How did you choose what to blog about?
I usually blog about whatever comes to mind first. I have an ongoing list on my phone with blog ideas, which vary frequently. I tend to focus my posts around tips for gluten free college students, updates about my own gluten free finds and adventures (including study abroad adventures!), and I occasionally create new gluten free recipes.
3. What is something most people don't know about you?
I love photography! This has been a recent hobby of mine over the past few years. I love being outdoors and taking pictures of nature, in addition to food, of course. There is something about photography that makes me feel so relaxed and carefree.
I love taking picture of my school!
4. What are three words that describe your style/blog?
Personal: I always write from my heart, and I want my readers to be able to see what life is truly like as a gluten free college student.
Positive: As many of you know, being gluten free is not always easy or fun, but staying positive definitely helps! I admit that I can be downright negative some days, but then I look at the big picture and think of all of the blessings in my life. Positivity is definitely one of the best forms of medicine!
Creative: I try to make my blog as creative as possible because reading a boring post is no fun! I am a creative person myself, so that usually is reflected throughout my blog.
5. What do you love to do when you are not blogging?
A lot of things! When I am not busy with class or work, I love being active. This includes running, nordic skiing, biking, walking my dogs, and more. When I need a break from running around, I love reading other blogs, spending time with family and friends, embarking on gluten free adventures, experimenting in the kitchen, playing the piano, and taking pictures. I also love traveling! I am a going to become a high school Spanish teacher after I graduate in two years from now, so I have had wonderful opportunities to study abroad. I am even more thrilled to live in Guatemala for the Spring 2015 semester!
And now for the fun part! It was so hard for me to choose just five bloggers because I love and follow so many amazing blogs, but here are the bloggers I would like to nominate:
Candice from Embrace Gfree
Colie from The Curse of Gluten
Amber from Eats and Exercise by Amber
Chynna from College Student with Celiac
Again, thanks to Casey for the nomination. I hope you five have fun writing a post answering the same questions or by commenting below!