"Marykate" circa 1991

"Marykate" circa NOW

Hi, I'm Marykate!

I started this blog (without knowing anything about blogging) as a sort of field guide for young women in their twenties. Everything I've learned so far, and everything I'm continuing to learn. It's about healthy living. It's about finding balance. And, yes, it's about me.

Who am I? I'm a twenty-six year old single girl, just returning to school and balancing a few different jobs at the moment. I am currently in my second year of recovery after struggling with an eating disorder for almost ten years, and my goal is to live well and to promote healthy living. I am very candid and open about my eating disorder and am happy to answer questions and provide feedback. I am unabashedly okay with that part of my life, because every moment of it has shaped the person writing this now.

My life right now is better than I ever thought it could be. I am so blessed to have my health back. To have my life back. And to have an amazing family, wonderful friends and a support system that is nothing short of incredible. I am so happy to be where I am at this point in my life. I've had--and still have--a lot of trial and error. I'm glad you decided, for whatever reason, to check out my blog, and I hope you'll enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them!

What you'll find here:

  • workouts
  • recipes
  • favorite foods
  • fashion
  • make-up
  • dating
  • questions
  • advice
  • honesty
  • inspiration (I hope!)
  • And everything that pops up in my day to day life

What you won't find here:

  • drama
  • sex tips
  • porno pics
  • diets
  • a food journal
  • numbers (I don't weigh myself, take measurements or count calories consumed/expended)