About Erica D

Hi! My name’s Erica.

It’s a Scandinavian name that supposedly means “Ruler of All,”

but as a 21 year-old college student, I’m pretty sure I’ve got a long way to go 🙂

  • I grew up in Connecticut, but I go to college in Colorado! Honestly, I consider myself half-Coloradian in origin because I spent my summers hiking in the Rocky Mountain National Park. Home is where the heart is, but I don’t go back there often because I like Colorado so much better 🙂 What can I say? 300 days of sunshine a year! I know I could be happy here forever, but being such a warm weather lover, I want to try living in California or the south.
  • I play rugby. I grew up playing a variety of sports, concentrating on soccer until high school, where I switched to field hockey and lacrosse. I loved both, but if you’ve ever played girl’s lacrosse, you know how nit-picky the rules are about fouls, and I found myself getting a lot of yellow cards my senior year. So when I got to college, I joined the women’s club rugby team, and I can honestly say that it’s the past decision I’ve ever made. Seriously. It’s a badass sport that beats me to a pulp, keeps me disciplined, and has more intense sisterhood than any sorority could dream of 😉
  • My major is religion. No, I don’t intend to go to seminary or become a minister or anything like that. In fact, I don’t even have a formal religion! It’s a field of study that I love immersing myself in, and I believe that it shapes my outlook on life for the better. If I had to pick a favorite faith, however, it would probably be Hinduism.
  • My minor is education. No, I don’t want to become a teacher. Well, I’m 98% sure about that 🙂 But the deeper I fall in love with college, the more I realize that I was incredibly lucky to receive a fantastic public school education to get me ready for the world, and I want to give that opportunity to more kids.
  • Right now, I intend to pursue a career in nutrition. Uh, yeah. I need to look into that more! I’m not excited about paying for grad school, but my health is the most important thing to me, and I want to make it the cornerstone of what I do with my life.

You could say I’m a typical liberal arts student; I tend to think broadly, and what I really want for the world is

peace, love, & happiness 🙂

And maybe an extra serving of spinach.




10 responses to “About Erica D

  • Holly

    holy shiz…you have a blog! i didn’t realize it was you my friend until i got to this about me page. yay, yay, yay! shoutout to you and your new blog coming on my blog.

    heart you,

  • inmytummy

    I played rugby in college. What position do you play?

  • Brenda

    I noticed that you go to school in Colorado! I just graduated from CU Boulder this past May, do you attend CU currently?

    • Erica D

      Actually, I go to Colorado College down in the springs! But my grandparents and mom went to CU Boulder, so I have great memories of exploring it. And I’ve decided that if I settle in Colorado after college, I must be in Boulder!

  • movesnmunchies

    ahh im so glad i found you!!! i love meeting new healthy living bloggers!

  • Steve

    Hi there Erica!

    My name is Steve Walters and I recently started blogging at http://www.eatingbangkok.com, which is currently being updated with recipes, but in the next few months will be my vehicle for covering the food and restaurant scene in Bangkok Thailand.

    I am now in the process of meeting as many food bloggers as I can and I found your site https://gratitouille.wordpress.com recently and was pretty impressed. I’ve added your site to my Foodie Blogs list here: http://www.eatingbangkok.com/foodie-blogs/ and would also like to add you to my blogroll.

    If you could add my site to your blogroll and write back to let me know it has been added I will add you to mine as well and the exchange would be greatly appreciated!

    As you might imagine I am very excited to get moved to Bangkok and get started on covering the food scene there as I feel it is an area that isn’t well covered by English speaking bloggers. I plan on adding loads of great reviews, pictures and even video and will be holding contests as well. It should be fun, entertaining and informative for everyone that visits.

    Thank you so much in advance for adding me to your blogroll and I look forward to reading your posts (I’ve subscribed!) and maybe even featuring some of your own posts as I do plan on a weekly roundup of Thai themed recipes and posts from other food bloggers.

    Warm regards,

    P.S. If you are on Twitter I would love to have you as a follower and I follow back:

  • This Italian Family

    Hi Erica! I just ran across your blog and I’m glad I did! I graduated with a double major in youth and family ministry and Christian education… so religion and more religion. Love it! Looking forward to looking around through your blog here. 🙂

  • Tiffany @ Fitfluential

    Hey! I couldn’t find your email address but I wanted to put FitFluential.com on your radar because I think you would be a good fit. Check out http://fitfluential.com for more info on who we are or feel free to email me if you have any questions!

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