Welcome to Girl Gone Veggie! My name’s Erin and I’m glad you stopped by.

I’m a 20-something that wants it all. I believe in the power of hard work, good intentions, true love, and a glass of wine. I’m a recent college grad, newlywed, and East Coast transplant that’s  figuring out my place in the world and blogging about my journey along the way.

I grew up living what I would consider the typical American lifestyle. I used to eat whatever I wanted to eat whenever I wanted to eat it. I loved a good home cooked meal, but fast food was definitely my friend. And although I’ve Irish danced since I was five, I never made it a point to make exercise a part of my daily routine. This affected how I felt about myself, my energy levels, and how the clothes I love to wear so much fit on my body.

This blog is called Girl Gone Veggie to represent the journey I’ve been on with food throughout my life. From hating fruits and veggies until I was 18 years old to eating organic and falling in love with fresh, nutritious foods, I’ve done a food 180.  I strive to  live a healthy life, to make my body strong, and to feed it right. Health is the basis for everything in life, and my turning point toward creating the life I wanted to live was when I put down the fast food and picked up the produce.

Ever since I was little I have loved to do three things:

Eat. yummy, exciting, pretty-looking foods

Travel. anywhere and everywhere, as often as possible

Play dress up. preferably in sundresses, full of bright colors and fun patterns

This blog is a place for me to indulge in my love of all three and share the discovery of the beauty that is life all around us.