Project Food Blog: Entry #1

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on September 15, 2010


Once upon a time there was this little girl,

She loved pink, polka-dots, and rollers that made her hair curl.

She was always happy, smiling, and enjoying her youth,

But somewhere along the way she lost her truth.


Soon this girl was a teenager and she lost her glow,

She struggled with an eating disorder but wanted no one to know.

During this time she forgot about her life passions and dreams,

When she thought about a career choice she wanted to scream.


The problem was she didn’t know what to do,

So she became a professional student, got her masters too,

She thought the key to happiness was a high paying career,

But the joke was on her at the end of tax year.


She started working at a research job,

Unhappy, she would often drive home and sob.

On Halloween day of two thousand and Eight,

She started this blog and wished for a new fate.


Her blog became a passion, an escape from her pain,

She connected with others and felt a lot more sane.

After 4 months of blogging she got the courage to quit,

She was sick of this job making her feel like…the pits.


As she walked down that hall, her heart was in her throat,

She knew what she had to do to keep herself afloat.

With a quick, deep breath she said I’m Outta here,

and then she went home and had a few beer.


Quitting is hard, but not being happy is worse,

and for many days you count the pennies in your purse.

But the reality was this girl fell in love with her blog,

When she explained to others they looked at her in a fog.


This girl said goodbye to the troubles of her past,

She said with a smile, don’t let the door hit you in the

[Yes, she’s crass!]


This girl who used to eat fat-free foods galore,

was now cooking, baking, and even eating yummy s’mores!



Yes it’s true, she fell in love with food.

And she even started to smile at herself in the nude.

Her passion for health, the environment, and animals grew,

So she became a vegan and she felt brand new.



Then one day it hit her like a ton of bricks,

She should start a vegan bakery, somehow it all clicked.

She would write, and bake, and create delicious meals,

With a dash of love, inspiration, happiness, and zeal.


I am happy to say this girl is in a good place,

And some say you can now see the glow upon her face.

The moral of the story is to never accept what you think is your fate,

For sometimes you must pave a new road and go create.


The reason for my wordy rhyme or two,

Is a fun contest and here’s the clue.

I hope you had fun with this rhyme that I made,

Many thanks to my writing teacher from third grade.


~Project Food Blog, Entry #1: ‘Why I should be the next Food Blog Star’

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Kristina @ spabettie September 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm

oh… Angela… this is AWESOME.

I just want to give you a HUGE HUG.

(( HUG ))


Holly @ couchpotatoathlete September 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Angela this was wonderful!

You are truly inspiring! :)


Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers September 15, 2010 at 1:16 pm

i loved your poem, you’ve got talent it’s clear
thanks for making your readers smile from ear-to-ear



Kayla September 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Just wanted to tell you from a very happy mom that your green monsters have changed my (and the kids) life for the better. I use coconut oil daily as lotion as well and found that if you put a vanilla bean in a glass container of the oil and stick it in the microwave it roasts the bean as the oil softens and it smells AMAZING. The power must be on high and I’ve only tried it with a 250 mL jar. Thanks again!


Maria @ Oh Healthy Day September 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

Aww. You just brightened my day :)


Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks September 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

Fantastic. :)


Joslyn @ missfitbliss September 15, 2010 at 1:33 pm

You are just great! I love it


Jessica @ How Sweet September 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm

Oh my gosh I LOVE your poem!


Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter September 15, 2010 at 1:36 pm

Awww this is too cute!! Great poem :)


Tina September 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm

I love this!!!! It’s perfect. And really shows you. I liked the crass moment too. :D


Freya (Brit Chick Runs) September 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Oh girl, I adore you!!


Leanne September 15, 2010 at 1:39 pm

Creative as always! I love it.


Valerie @ City|Life|Eats September 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

This was lovely – thank you for posting it :)


Jess @ tasteofconfidence September 15, 2010 at 1:42 pm

This is beautiful and inspiring!


Heather (Heather's Dish) September 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

angela, you have inspired more than once today…thank you! i don’t think i’m ever going to tire of your amazing story :)


Maissa (Run, Rant, Realize) September 15, 2010 at 1:46 pm

This is amazing, hilarious, inspiring, and adorable. I love it, and I love that you share your happiness with everyone else who needs to be inspired by it.

Filled with warm-fuzzy feelings after reading this.


Amber K September 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

I can’t wait for the voting to begin!


Carrie September 15, 2010 at 1:47 pm

What a great idea! You really have found a wonderful place to be in, this was a great way to convey your story.


Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope September 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Hope that you win. I think you deserve it!!


britt September 15, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I absolutely loved this post! Your blog is such an encouragement to me as I try to figure out what it is I want to do with my life!


Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday September 15, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Cute rhyme!!


kelly September 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm

Love your story (and your poem!). Good Luck! :)


Cecilia September 15, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Angela, you are an inspiration to us all! <3


Janet Zimmerman September 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Hope that you win! :) You have a beautiful story and a beautiful way with words!!!


Lin September 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm

Amazing poet. Amazing blogger. Amazing person. Angela, you’re a triple threat!


laura September 15, 2010 at 2:12 pm

i read a lot of blogs, but you are my favorite blogger. i’m so grateful i stumbled across your blog. you’ve been such an inspiration.


@nweite September 15, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Lovely, lovely… make sure to put up a link when we can vote. :)


Tiffany @ Eat, Run, Write, Love September 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Beautiful! :)


CathyK September 15, 2010 at 2:19 pm

brilliant, angela! creative and meaningful! well done! A+!

i have a similar story – taught grades 7-11 for three years and decided it wasn’t for me.
fastforward a few years and a few jobs – who would have thought that working retail (a running store! i get paid to talk about my fave hobby!) would be my favourite job ever!

thanks for the enjoyable read! and inspiration!


Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman September 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

You’ve been to great depths,
And traveled so far!
You climbed the Great Mountain,
Look how much stronger you are!


betsy September 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Such a beautiful post. Well-written and tells your story wonderfully!


Allie (Live Laugh Eat) September 15, 2010 at 2:25 pm

Love this. Love you.


Jessica @ The Process of Healing September 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Too cute.. love it!


Carrie (Love Healthy Living) September 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Original and playful…just like you. Love it!


'Dee September 15, 2010 at 2:32 pm

Love this!!! Nice use of your iambic pentameter :-)


Kayla September 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm

This was amazing! Brought me to tears, thank you. You are beautiful and you are so inspiring.


Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Super cute!! I’m sure your 3rd grade teacher is proud!!


Linda Donohue September 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Lady you are AMAZING…your website is so FITTING – you glow in everything that you do….I feel such comfort in everything you write …it just makes sense….you make sense.
I am way older than you and all I can say is that you just get it….20 years ahead of me! I have always loved fitness, cooking, healthy lifestyle….but you excel in all that you do.
Keep doing what you are doing – it is amazing. I love how you keep challenging yourself…you always think there is ONE more challenge ahead of you. Hugs


Stacey (The Habit of Healthy) September 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm

So cute. And honest. Love it. :)


Elli @ 16 and Losing It September 15, 2010 at 2:49 pm

That was so sweet and beautiful! Thanks!


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