RWS Features #47

 

Good morning all! Who is having a fabulous weekend? This time next week I will be running the Disney half marathon. SO excited/nervous/anxious/going crazy! I am going to start packing tomorrow so I don’t forget anything. I have never run two races on back to back days so making sure I have all my “gear” (times two!) is going to be crucial.

Today I want you to “meet” a friend of mine. I am sure many of you already read her blog, and if you don’t, you should! Here is Katelyn from Chef Katelyn! I got to hang out with Katelyn at the Healthy Living Summit in Boston this year.

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1. How/Why did you start blogging?

I’ve always felt that there was something “more” to life. Something creative and exciting. My sophomore year of high school, I discovered blogs and just started writing. I had no audience, no “category” that I fit in, no particular topics I wrote about. I just let the words happen. That one faded as more of a journal, and I started Chef Katelyn in July of 2010. The blog began as a food and exercise blog (mainly recipe- and shenanigan-focused), and eventually turned into a lifestyle blog, which is now becoming lifestyle and business-centric. I still talk about food, but I’m letting my more professional side seep out a bit more.

2. Sum up your blog in a couple sentences:

Sassy, slightly serious, and full of positivity. I believe that my blog should be a fulfilling place; real, inspiring, and educational at the same time.

3. What do you wish to accomplish/achieve by blogging?

I want to change lives. I hope that it already has. Every day, I write for me, but I also write for all of the people that are looking for a spark; looking for a starting point. Everyone is in a different place in their journey, whether it be health-wise, professionally, or in the love that they find (or don’t yet find) in the everyday. I want to help people be happier. Because all anyone really wants out of life is a little more happy.

4. What is your biggest healthy living accomplishment?

Well, I’m not sure if I would call this an accomplishment (maybe I’m just humble), but I’ve tried literally every diet on the planet, even a two-year stint as a vegan, and have finally settled on something that works for me. It’s called “ancestral eating”, and has helped me to beat a long-term depression I suffered from for over two years. That, in itself, is the most beautiful thing: Finding my happy again.

5. What is your blog URL and twitter handle

Blog URL: http://www.chefkatelyn.com/

Twitter Handle: @ChefKatelyn

Thanks Katelyn for sharing!

QOTD: Bloggers, did your blog start out as just a journal? Non bloggers, does eating right change your mood?

Comments

  1. Mine, started out because I just wanted to talk about my running. I needed an outlet because I knew that running wouldn’t stop and I knew my core circle of friends wouldn’t want me to always be talking about running.

    Also, how does one apply to be featured?

  2. I just started mine–but the idea has been there for a long time! Blogging is many-faceted for me: journal, scrapbook, accountability system, and an opportunity to learn social media. Plus I can finally comment on blogs I’ve been reading for so long!

  3. How fun to find you here today, Katelyn!

    Love your blog and you know I have tried many of your recipes. Love your positive approach too!

    Heather, hope you have a wonderful Disney half!

  4. Awww looooove Katelyn! Great post–love that you feature bloggers as well! ;-) So much fun to learn more about fabulous people!

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