I don't know her name. It is awkward.
My chance to ask her passed long ago, and my efforts to spot her name on the class sign-up list have failed. My attempt to see her name on her credit card when she paid for class was just plain creepy. This no-name situation has put a strain on our relationship.
My point is, I don't want this to happen to you and me.
I Am Starting To Feel Creepy
Since I created Miss Nutralicious and declared that I was going to become a real blogger, I have been doing internet research to learn how to improve my website. Basically, my research is limited to just reading a lot of blogs, but this scientific method has taught me a lesson; the About Me section of a website is super important.
That's right, I'll admit it. If you have a blog, and I have visited it, I have checked out your About Me page. I have also decided:
1) Whether or not I like you.
2) Whether or not I am going to continue reading your blog.
3) Whether or not we should be friends in real life.
And, truth be told, if I really like what you display on your blog, I have clicked on your About Me page more than once. If I like your website, I find comfort in being able to verify that we still both like ice cream, dislike mean people, AND are destined to be friends.
I know you, but I guess you don't really know me yet. Sorry I read (and maybe re-read) your About Me page before I gave you the chance to know me. I didn't mean to be creepy. It's just that we have shared all of these good times together, but we have never been formally introduced. I don't want our friendship to get awkward like my yoga lady friendship. So...
Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself
Hello, my name is Miss Nutralicious. It is so nice to officially meet you. Here are some things that I think you want to know about me.
10 Things I Think You Want To Know About Me
2) In real life I am a registered dietitian.
3) I came up with the name Miss Nutralicious by combining facts #1 and #2. (Creative, I know.)
4) I am a certified group fitness instructor.
5) I was born in 1984. I turned 30 in February, but according to the Dr. Oz Real Age Test, I am 19. Either way, I am legally an adult.
6) I was born and raised in Metro Detroit. (Go Tigers!)
7) I worked in Hawaii for a year.
9) My husband is a teacher, and a high school track and cross country coach.
10) I wear glasses, and I hate wearing glasses. The thought of laser eye surgery is so terrifying that I will always wear glasses.
10 Things That Will Help You Decide If We Can Be Friends
3) I eat more bananas than the average person. (Trust me, I am a nutritionist.)
5) I like vests. They are super versatile, have a lot of pockets, and I don't understand why they are not more popular.
7) I like to exercise. Running is my favorite. Zumba makes me look like an idiot.
8) I hate taking naps.
9) I can't go to Costco without trying every single sample at least once.
10) I regularly spill food on myself.
Great! Now you know a bunch of facts about me. I'm sure 50% of you left when I revealed that I wear scrunchies and have a pet hater attitude. I bet 49% of you are still struggling with the fact that I'm not a man. That leaves 1% of you who are still sticking around. Do you want to be friends? Oh, if I haven't alienated you yet, let's try this.
A Word About Photos
I have never put a picture of myself on the Miss Nutralicious website. I like being anonymous. This is probably weird, but I have a reason. The thing is, I haven't exactly told anyone besides my husband that I have a blog. The idea of having people that I know in real life read things that I write is scary! I'm working to overcome this. Meanwhile I am pretty certain that my real life family and friends google my name and images of my face on a daily basis (#IAmBeautiful), so sharing a photo of myself would completely destroy my anonymity.
I am not ready for my real name to be linked to Miss Nutralicious. I like to write, but I need to find my voice as a writer before I let my real life family and friends influence my style. It's a writing confidence thing. I don't think this is a forever situation. One day, I will probably be less anonymous.
Meanwhile, I promise I am normal looking. Here are some anonymous photos for proof.
It was nice to meet you!