Easy Being Green

Posted on Updated on

I try not to talk about my personal life too much on the blog, but I do have to say that the years 2008-2011 were really, really stressful in a lot of ways. Though the things I wrestled with are pretty to the generic 20-something  set, stress is stress, even if you can later chalk most of it up to growing pains.

A very green cafeteria creation

Fortunately, the end of last year made room for and ushered in a lot of positive—and new—energy into the mix.

Around this time last year, I was writing about craving green foods, and when I found myself in the same mindset today, I wondered if it, in some way, also spoke to satisfying a yearning for new beginnings. As a fresh-out-of-orientation dietetic intern (yesterday was my first official day on the floor seeing patients and writing notes), I’m as green as it gets, and I couldn’t be happier.

After years of dealing with a sense of disconnect and discontent that was, at times, overwhelming, it’s amazing to feel some things moving into alignment in certain areas of my life.  I’m grateful to feel I’m in the right place at the right time. Cheers to a fresh start!

What new things in your life are you most excited about or looking forward to? 

7 thoughts on “Easy Being Green

    Kelly said:
    March 13, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I know the feeling, lady! I’m excited to finally feel “in the right place at the right time” now too. You’ll have to update on how it’s going at the hospital with patients – I’m so nervous/excited for that part!

    Lauren said:
    March 14, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Cheers for turning things around for yourself. Oh those notes, fun at first…
    Jess- if you get this and can send me link for “glow” study you mentioned with carrots and grapefruit (your link wasn’t good I don’t think) I’d LOVE it. Talking on a panel about fruit eating today.

    Lauren said:
    March 14, 2012 at 10:01 am

    nevermind, got it.

      Jess said:
      March 14, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Glad you were able to find it : )

    Emily said:
    March 15, 2012 at 3:18 am

    What a positive post! I am in a time of complete unsettledness looking for a job after graduate school. I need the reminder that things will feel right again. Thanks!

      Jess responded:
      March 15, 2012 at 12:43 pm

      Good luck! I’m sure there’s an awesome job waiting for you!

        Emily said:
        March 16, 2012 at 2:23 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s