In our weekly Friday Feature, we share a 5-question interview with one of the fantastic members of HealthyLivingBlogs.com. Take the time to get to know your co-members, pick up tips and tricks, blogging know-how, and recommendations from your fellow bloggers. If you’re an HLB member and haven’t gotten your interview email yet, don’t worry, you will in time! We’re working our way through a list of 2,000+ members’ blogs at random.
Welcome to Laura of Becoming the Odd Duck!
1. What is your name, blog name, and how did you create your blog title?
I’m Laura. I blog at Becoming The Odd Duck. I started blogging about two years ago when I was lost in life and trying to figure out how to be happy and true to myself, instead of worrying about what everyone else thought of me. Becoming The Odd Duck seemed to be the perfect description of my endeavor!
2. What’s one goal you’re working towards right now (career, personal, health)?
I am currently working on a post-baccalaureate degree in Nutrition so I can become a Registered Dietitian.
3. What are 10 words that apply to you and your healthy living journey?
Make goals if you want to realize happiness in life.
4. How would you describe your blogging style?
Honestly I blog about my life and the struggles and victories I face while trying to live a healthy life. I spend a lot of time analyzing and making self discoveries through writing. As far as actual topics – tips/tricks, science about nutrition, exercise, goals, challenges to inspire myself, cooking, organizing, home renovating, my dogs, etc. I’m working on bringing more of my day to day life to the blog recently!
5. What is your tagline and why?
This is my journey from fitting in to standing out). I’ve learned that happiness only comes when you are true to yourself and your own desires. This wasn’t something I understood well when I started blogging and I wanted to explore the ways in which I was going to make myself stand out by doing what made me happy.
6. Do you have days when you just don’t feel like eating healthy, cooking, or exercising?
Absolutely! I would even say almost once a day I struggle with some function of being healthy. That’s why I think it’s important to have a healthy lifestyle, which accommodates some unhealthy decisions (dessert, chocolate, alcohol, etc.) rather than focus on a 100% perfect diet and exercise routine. Give yourself rest days, indulgent meals and a relaxing evening from time to time. That is what will keep you healthy in the long run.
7. What is something about you that would shock us?
I graduated college at 21 with degrees in finance and economics. I spent three years working as a corporate financial analyst before I decided I didn’t want to be in business for the rest of my life. I followed my passion for nutrition, health and cooking and started school to become a RD. I will be 28 before I graduate with another bachelors, a masters (hopefully) and satisfy the required RD internship. It’s hard sometimes to feel like my new professional life isn’t going to start until I’m 28, but I know being happy and healthy NOW is worth the extra time.