My name is Julie. Yeah, you probably already knew that though. You’ve come to visit me… come to see what more you can learn about me, huh? I am an amazing person. Really, I am. And no, I’m not usually this full of myself. I just can be… because this blog is all about me. My weight loss. My interests. My hobbies. My friends. My family. My faith. Really, everything that makes up me.
Over the years I’ve tried to figure out what someone would want to know about me. Well, here are a few things…
I love to write and be creative. It’s my outlet for learning, my outlet for communicating and my outlet for processing the feelings that I’m experiencing.
I’m always learning. Especially in the last year or so, I’ve learned this about myself – and it’s something I truly enjoy doing. Whether I’m learning something from books and in a classroom… or if I’m just learning about something new in blogging or social media… I’m always trying to keep my mind open to new things.
I don’t fit into a political party. I don’t really talk politics on my blog here very much, but when I do – I find that I don’t really fit into the conventional party system. I’m way too liberal for the Republicans… and way too conservative for the Democrats. Hmmm… maybe I should run for political office.
I’m on a weight loss journey. About 3 years ago, I had reached my goal of losing 160 pounds… and even was featured on the Rachael Ray show! But in the past 2 years, as I battled depression/anxiety – as well as finally starting to confront the issues that caused the weight gain in middle/high school/college – I gained the weight back. But now I’m on the right track once again, losing weight and have my mind set on reaching goal again.
And a few other things… I love pasta, diet coke, M&Ms (pretzel or peanut), birthdays, listening to music, going to the movies, spin class, reading a good book, sleeping and talking to friends on twitter (connect with me @juliedutch). Oh and I use ellipses way too much…
If you want to read more… well, other than what’s found here on DutchBeingMe… check out my Where Else I Am page. I think there’s some pretty stellar stuff there too.
If you are interested in getting in touch with me… email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.