I live in Baltimore. And I hate it. I know that's a really negative attitude to have, and I apologize to my friends who are Bmore natives, but this city is sucky, and I'm trying to GET OUT. Which brings me to my next point...
I'm a young professional [insert bleak sarcasm here] working in the field of health education, specifically in tobacco control for the state of Maryland. After almost 2 years in the profession, a master's degree in health promotion, and 18+ months of Sallie Mae & Friends shaking me down for more money than I'm willing to admit....I've realized that I'm not exactly...er...satisfied [read... I hate my job and my profession] (I didn't say it!) with my job.
Well at least I have a Master's Degree, right?? (right? *nod, and tell me, "that's right!*)
[are you starting to understand my crazy?]
yeah...can't deny this truth
At least I didn't spend 6 years in college and realize that I want to be a chef instead...
oh wait...about that....
I like food. Correction. I LOVE food. I have a very unconventional foodie/food snob relationship with food, which I'll address in more detail in the future. But, in my heart of hearts, I want to be a chef. I love to cook, I love to cater, and I could certainly see myself owning my own catering business one day, say 10-15 years from now.
steak, Gruyere, and roasted red pepper crostinis.
(for my girl circle's first and only book club meeting last year)
Oh yeah, about my "crazy" I have a tendency to RANT about a lot of things. But in this blog, I'll keep the ranting mostly focused on matter of health policy, hence that catchy tag line.
The purpose of this blog is :
- To share the food I love to eat [recipes, restaurant critiques, etc]
- To comment on, educate/advocate about, and analyze the issues & events in health policy that matter to me (and should matter to you too)
- To share the occasional [often] rantings of a crazy woman about either of the above topics, or absolute randomness
This is my journey. Please secure your safety belts, keep your arms inside at all times, and enjoy the ride.