2 whole years.
Ok, so maybe a year and some change.
My interest was first sparked while I was a student at Alabama (like the school). We were at our annual Alabama (like the state) Dietetic Association (ALDA) meeting when two different speakers got up and spoke about blog etiquette. I was so intrigued! This whole world of blogging people (aka bloggers) was out there and I had no idea! (Actually, I did know they were there, but I really had no reason to care. Hey, I rhymed. Ha!)
The next few days after that I was consumed with the idea of starting a blog. What could I name it? What would I write about? Would anyone actually read it? My friends kinda threw around some names and ideas with me. But then, life started happening again. Planning a wedding. Starting the Coordinated Program. Trying to make it out of my junior year of college alive. So the idea faded into the background of my mind. I remembered it was there, but I had no idea how I could add one more thing to my plate.
At this years ALDA meeting, the same speakers got up and spoke about other stuff involved in blogs. Once again, I loved every second that they spoke. So when my friends and I started throwing around names, Monica provided "KG, RD."
It was perfect.
Only 2 problems:
1) My current initials were KM. They wouldn't be KG til I got married.
2) I was not an RD yet either. I mean it was in the works, but it was gonna be a few months.
So, I slowly tucked that nugget of gold of a title away in a safe place and went about my life.
I graduated from the University of Alabama.
I married Kyle Gilbert.
And finally 4 months later, I passed my Registered Dietitian Exam.
[This was a glorious day. I thought I was going to die from test anxiety.]
Now, finally, I have my KG, RD title. And so I decided to start my blog.
(To be honest, once I got both of the titles, this was all I could think about.)
So you are sitting there thinking, what is this blog going to be about?
I'm so glad you asked.
Anyone that knows me, knows that I LOVE to cook. It is my stress reliever. How I communicate love to others. (Ask my husband's 10 pounds that he has gained (and lost) since we have gotten married.) Truly, I just love food. Which is why I made it my career.
So I want this blog to be about food.
Most of it will be healthy because hello, I'm a dietitian.
But some things may not be healthy in large amounts. I am a firm believer that everything can be eaten in moderation.
I'm also a big fan of simple. Because food shouldn't be complicated.
But I am most concerned with delicious. If it ain't good, ain't nobody gonna eat it. (Well a few crazy people might. But I sure won't.)
So to sum it all up:
-I'm so excited about starting this blog.
-I love simple, delicious, and nutritious food.
-I don't have a third point, but I felt like I should write something here because there's always a third point.
Hop on for the ride. It's gonna be delicious!