New Intentions for 2017!

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Yesterday was the first day of 2017 and I found myself unintentionally repeating the phrase, “it’s a new year, a new YOU!”. So, I’d like to take a moment to reflect on what I have been up to and a glimpse of my efforts for a new me in 2017! It starts with the question of, “what to do in life?”…

When it came to figuring out what I wanted to do in life it was anything but a clear-cut answer. As a young girl, I thought I wanted to follow in my dad’s footsteps and be a “business woman”. In high school and college, I continued to search for the answer and bounced around from nutrition to nursing and back to business administration. Each time I changed my mind (and also changed my major) I always thought this was it! Funny thing is, I never really understood what I would truly enjoy in life. I would spend countless hours researching careers thinking this could be interesting enough to do for the rest of my life. There wasn’t a lot of substance to my ideas, which is probably why I was so indecisive. Little did I know that my mission in this world really started to unfold when I became sick. It was the Fall of 2012 when my health journey started to have a larger impact in my life (read more by visiting my About page). Looking back now, I may have had to see through the pain and the years of stomach discomfort, but sometimes life isn’t always handed to you in the peachy rose-kissed way we hope for. Sometimes there are a lot of uncomfortable situations we have to go through to get us to where we are meant to be. That is why I believe that keeping an open mind and heart is essential to seeing that silver lining. Trust me, I didn’t always have this mentality but as I have grown into who I am today I am able to see this experience for what is was and turn it into something more beautiful. For me, it is a passion-driven career that has such a deep personal connection in my life. It is what has consumed my life for the past 4+ years and taught me to grow and make my body healthy again. Which is why I am happy to announce myself as your future badass Nutrition Consultant! Toward the end of 2016, I decided to enroll in Bauman College’s Nutrition Consultant Program. I knew going back into the field of nutrition what I wanted to focus on and at the same time, avoid. I researched many programs and eventually determined that Bauman College was the best of its kind, offering a comprehensive holistic, and whole-food based curriculum with an emphasis on preventing and restoring chronic illnesses. Another huge plus is that I am able to complete the program 100% in the comforts of my own home. I had my life settled here in Aptos and wasn’t interested in traveling for school so having the option of completing the program locally was perfect for me.

I am excited for what this New Year has in store and to further my knowledge and expertise in the field of holistic nutrition. May all of you have a happy, healthy, and successful year! Set your intentions, work for it, and you’ll be surprised by what becomes reality.

Kylie, The Food Mermaid


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