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Hi friends!

While I’d really like to start this post off by saying that I wish that I’d been blogging in this space more… that wouldn’t be all that truthful. If we are being honest, I’ve really been enjoying just living my life and savoring the moment instead of capturing so much of it on camera and sharing it on the internet.

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing, but I’ve been feeling a little lost in the blog world ever since my old blog domain expired back in February. There were six years of my life chronicled there and I made a bit of a rash decision to essentially let all of that disappear. It felt like a little bit of my identity was gone all of the sudden. That combined with me not currently teaching fitness classes, and somehow feeling less valid in sharing my knowledge in fitness, made me feel lost in the world of blogging. I changed my Instagram handle and my blog name on a whim and recently in the last couple months have just been feeling like that didn’t fit me well at all. It didn’t feel like part of my personality and for that reason I recently changed everything back to good ‘ol julibananna, where it all started.

This past year has been one of the most transformative that I’ve ever experienced. A lot in my identity has changed. I stopped teaching fitness classes because I was burnt out and because I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep it all up with school and retain my sanity. I became a nursing student. I pretty much stopped blogging all together because it wasn’t a priority anymore. I moved across the country and away from so many good friends and my family. I went through a breakup and started dating again for the first time in a long time. I started meeting amazing people here and making Atlanta a home.

That’s the beauty of your twenties. Things are fluid and ever changing and we’re all figuring out who we are as people. And when we realize that something doesn’t fit us anymore it’s okay to admit that and not cling to it.

I’m not really sure where all this is going but I am happy to be back to my roots again. Same ‘ol blog name, same Instagram handle, maybe a bit of a different woman behind it all. Excited to continue sharing this journey with y’all, through good food, fitness, and some nursing school shenanigans sprinkled in.

Thanks for sticking with me through thick and thin. Means the world to me ❤



vote for the letter project!

Hey beautiful people!

It’s been awhile since I’ve popped in, but I wanted to take a second to ask you a favor today.

The Letter Project, a project I’ve been a part of for a few months now, is one of the KIND causes of the month. We write letters to girls and women all over the world who need a little encouragement. Whoever gets the most votes will get $10k donated to their cause, and I know that this project could more than use that!

You can vote HERE – thank you so much in advance ❤

Being a writer for this project has been amazing and writing letters to other girls is just as much of a reminder to myself as it is to them that we are enough just as we are. If you know a girl who could use a little encouragement right now, you can submit a letter request here. And if this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, we could always use more letter writers! There is no minimum requirement for how often you have to write – you can send as little or as many letters as you want. Each letter makes a difference.

Thank you so much again! I’ll be back soon with some more posts!