11.08.2010

head in the clouds

Everyone who reads this wee blog is well aware that I'm a daydreamer, right?  Because I am.  I just want to make that clear.  We all know I dream about houses.  So much so that it annoys everyone but me.  It might seem mildly endearing at first, but before long you'll tune me out.  My husband does.  And I don't blame him.  I do the same thing when he starts rambling about politics...

Other than my dream home, I also fantasize about my dream job.  Besides being a mom, of course ;)  In high-school, I dreamed of becoming an author.  Until some nasty English teacher, whose name I don't even remember, dashed those dreams to pieces.  In college, I dreamed of owning a little health-food store.  Just like the one in Rexburg.  I still dream about that...  I'd even love to work the cashiers in large health-food stores, like Sprouts or Whole Foods.  I'd love to be the on-call nutrition consultant at those stores, too.  Shoot, I'd get a hoot out of handing out samples at Trader Joe's.

But if I were rich, and didn't actually need a job, I would write about (holistic) nutrition.  That, my friends, is my dream job.  A combination of all of my dreams wrapped into one.  And guess what?  A few days ago, it came true!  Well, kind of... I don't get paid, but I could care less.  And it's not for a magazine, but it's a start.  A dang good start!  And I am so stinkin' excited :)  I am the new Cooking Naturally Editor for the Natural Parents Network!!! 

Not many people know how granola I really am...  I don't go around talking about my crunchy beliefs or ideals.  Let me just say that I have a lot in common with the ladies behind NPN, and I am thrilled to be a part of their team!  And I get to write about food :)  It's perfect for me.  Because, I love food (I blame the Italian in me).  But more importantly, I love good food.  Food that tastes good and is good for you.  Not just food that will help you lose/maintain weight.  Food that fuels your body, mind and spirit.  And that's what I write about!  And that's what has me on cloud nine.  *B

9 comments:

  1. I'm so happy for you Beth! I will even bet that one day you will get paid for this! I will do my best to try to be helpful to you in any way I can. Good luck and have fun "livin' the dream"!

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  2. Congrats! That's super exciting. When you start writing your articles, let us know where to find them!

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  3. Congratulations. I am proud of you and so happy for you. It really is your dream come true (minus the $$.)

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  4. oh CONGRATULATIONS! i'm so elated for you and had goosebumps the whole time i was reading your exciting news :) what a wonderful opportunity!

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  5. Congrats on your new "job!" It sounds like a perfect fit :)

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  6. Hooray! I love that you love good food! I love good food too! We are making your black bean salsa tonight. We recently found your food blog and I'm so excited about it. Thank you for taking the time to share.

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  7. You know I am your not so granola-y friend, okay I'll admit it...my kids eat crap...but I did want to say that I think you writing for them is way, way cool. Go Beth! I cant wait to see what comes your way next.

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  8. Congratulations! I had no idea. If you ever want to review any eco friendly or health stuff on my blog, let me know, I can send all the pitches I get from companies your way.

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  9. Bethie-poo, I am SO excited for you! I hope that it turns out to be everything you hope for and more : ) LOVE LOVE LOVE you! :) XOXO

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You're currently in the process of making my day. So thanks for that! *B