As a kid, I remember always wanting to be really good at something. However, I wasn’t too keen on the phrase “practice makes perfect”. I couldn’t stand practicing the violin, preparing for The Mile Run, or drawing enough in my spare time so that my creations looked as intended. What I didn’t realize at the time was that it’s difficult to practice for things that I’m not passionate about. Because I hadn’t yet found what I truly loved, I quit instrument after instrument and stopped taking art classes once it was no longer required.
Through many years of self-exploration and observation, I decided to focus in on the things I enjoy most: writing, photographing food, enjoying great food, and experiencing challenging workouts. Although I have several food allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, lentils, and shellfish, I am still determined to experiment with new cuisines and put together delicious healthy recipes. Even though I spent years refusing to call myself an athlete, I’m now embracing it. Because it’s not how fast or how far or how good or how bad, it’s about the journey itself.