The Humblest Nutritionist
Hey y’all! My name is Amanda and I’m from Houston, Texas. I’m 22 years old and I’m currently majoring in Nutrition at University of Houston. (Which is totally underrated BTW. Go Coogs!🐾)
Interests: Up until my junior year of high school, my parents raised my brothers and I practically in a barn. We were raised on country. A country setting, country music, southern food, farm animals, etc. Thanks to this, I’m a huge fan of country/Texas country music, I’m a concert junkie, and I love to go country dancing with my friends.
Aside from this, a passion of mine is traveling. Although I’d love to travel more internationally, I mainly fly throughout the states and try to as much as possible. I’m a firm believer that life isn’t meant to be lived in one place- adventuring is good for the soul.
Hardest things I’ve been through: I can honestly say that I’ve been blessed beyond measure and the hard things I’ve been through have helped me grow as a person. I can’t narrow anything down to a specific time or age, but I can say that my greatest struggle has been caring what others think of me, trying to live up to society’s standards, and being in a rush. I’ve had to learn to do what’s best for myself and remember that Gods plan is greater than what I or anyone else has planned for me. I had to stop questioning “Why is this happening to me?” and start questioning “What is this teaching me?”
I had to stop questioning “what if?” and start saying “even if,” because even if the answer is no, He is still good and has something better in store for me.
Happiest time of my life: The happiest time in my life would be now. I’m young and blessed to have people in my life that would do anything for me and then some. The foundation of my life is God and His grace is enough to fill my life with happiness. I am healthy, I attend a great university, I have amazing family and friends, I have the ability to travel, and most importantly, I have my faith that guides me through everything.
If you’re reading my story, I want you to know that it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. But life isn’t about what happens to you, it’s how you react to it. One thing that always helps me get through a rough patch is remembering someone else’s problems are bigger than my own but we have an awesome God that is greater than it all.
Regardless if you’re on track or have taken a detour, just keep in mind that life is a marathon, not a sprint. Slow down and take it all in! Fall in love with being alive because you may not end up where you think you’re going, but you’ll always end up where you’re meant to be. Always be kinder than necessary, always remember the waves get bigger to make you stronger, always love yourself, and always be yourself because no one can tell you you’re doing it wrong.