I love writing, but I have a hard time putting into words who I am. Trying to describe myself is definitely one of my limitation, so luckily, I went to Twitter, and totally stole my bio from there. Thank you, creative-in-the-past-Char, for this!
So here’s my expansion on the Twitter bio:
Having graduated from McMaster University in 2008 for Linguistics, I definitely considered it a great accomplishment, but not what my life-long goal was. I developed a greater passion for nutrition and decided that I wanted a career in that instead.
Although I graduated in 2008, I did not go back to school until recently – September 2011, to be exact! I needed to take grade 11 and 12 chemistry, which I did not complete in high school, so, I took those through distance ed. I also decided on taking a grade 12 math (distance ed, as well), because back in high school, I took the ‘hard’ grade 12 math (advanced functions), so this time around I took the ‘easy’ grade 12 math (data management).
I was nervous and scared and afraid I would not be accepted into the nutrition program I wanted. There were only a selective few schools that I could go to for the accredit program (which would enable me to become a dietitian). In reality, I only did apply to the one school, because I knew even if I got into the other two that were within traveling range for me to go to, they were not the ones I wanted. Thinking back, that probably was a bold move, but it was a realistic one.
Luckily, after submitting chem and math marks (which almost didn’t make the deadline), old university transcripts, and writing an entrance letter, I was accepted.
I am now a proud student at the University of Guelph, majoring in Applied Human Nutrition. I am currently a full-time student, but after this year, I will drop down to part-time, since having already obtained an undergraduate degree helped take away the need for electives.
My Food Philosophy.
I used to eat meat <— this was originally just typed as, ‘I used to eat.’ 😛
But, that all changed around my birthday, back in May 2011.I just didn’t feel like eating meat anymore, so I stopped. Although, I didn’t stop eating all meats, I still felt like eating fish was okay.
I consider myself to be about 95% vegan, as I really don’t eat/consume many dairy products anyways. My setback for a while was eating out – here I wouldn’t care if they sauteed the veggies in butter, but now, I’m not afraid to let restaurants know that I would prefer a vegan dish. I wouldn’t say I’m a 100% vegan, nor am I trying to strive for that perfection.
I am what I am, and as long as minimal amounts of animals are being harmed by me doing this, then I have succeeded! Plus, I absolutely love veggies.
I am married – did you see that one coming?! (you can check out more pictures here)
I met this amazing guy back in 2007, when I was going into my final year of university at McMaster. I’m ever-so-lucky that his sister knew my mom, and my mom made the truest statement she’s ever uttered, “Amanda’s younger brother is good looking.” (note: she meant for me, not for her!)
After hearing my mom say this and then finally seeing him in person, my immediate reaction was exactly what my mom had said, “he is soooo hot!” (okay, so I said it a bit different from my mom). This would also be why I avoided him at all costs having first seen him – hot guy = intimidation factor.
Eventually, we started talking (and no, not just on Facebook :P), and I immediately felt so comfortable with him. It’s almost strange how natural it felt to be around him. Obviously it was natural for him as well, because after 14 months of dating, we were engaged.
We got married a short 10 months later, and as the saying goes…
The rest was history.
Oh ya, and my twitter bio mentioned me being a ‘mrs. to a golf pro’ – well that is correct. My husband went to South Carolina on a golf scholarship and is now one of the finest golf teacher’s there is – and ya, he’s a pretty talented golfer, too.
He loves teaching people how to golf – but the answer is no if you think I’m anywhere close to being a good golfer. I prefer to ride in the golf cart and be his groupie!
I’ve been running for quite some time without focus on improving, but more recently I’ve been doing it with the focus of getting better (increasing distance, pace, endurance and the like). I only just ran my first half marathon recently (recap here), but would love to do another one in the future!
(Me in front of the Sydney Opera House, Australia)
The husband and I cannot get enough of traveling. Being from Canada, winter’s suck. So, we travel to Florida a lot during the winter, just to escape. Being in school makes this a bit more tough, but we try to get away when possible (like say, a cruise after exams are finished?)
We don’t limit our travel to North America only, like my picture states above, we also had the pleasure of traveling to Australia as part of an ‘extended’ honeymoon (as we like to call it :)).
Something about being able to go places – new and old – just to get away from where we are all the time is very fulfilling for me.
And there you have it. Little ol’ me in a nutshell. I hope I was able to elaborate on all the right things that people look for when reading a bio, and hope you actually liked what you read.
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