Hey there, pal.
I know there could be a lot of reasons why you stumbled across this site today. Maybe you, like so many others, were googling something like “hipster lunch” and here I was. Or perhaps a friend recommended a recipe to you over a coffee date where you both admitted your weakness for food blogs.
However you got here, I’m glad you came.
A little about me. When I started The Healthy Hipster back in 2011, there were fewer healthy living blogs out there and the ones that did exist tended to speak to a demographic that just didn’t represent my lifestyle. I was inspired and motivated by their stories, images and creativity, but the women I saw on my screen were young suburbanite newlyweds with mortgages and desk jobs. I was single, just out of grad school and living on my own in Toronto’s “west queen west” hipster mecca.
This blog was my attempt to chronicle a different kind of “having-it-all” – in the modern single-lady sense. A daytime life of farmers markets, kale salads and hot yoga classes…followed by late-nights, warehouse parties, and (of course) bearded boyfriends.
In the years since, I’ve grown up a little and changed a lot. I’m much less rigid in my approach to food, fitness and am generally kinder to myself than I was in my early 20’s. I’m trying to learn what balance looks like for me now, as a gainfully employed 28 year old. I mean don’t get me wrong I still love beards and parties in bushwick but I also want to like…self-actualize and make a difference in the world. Know what I’m saying?
Full disclosure. I’m not a nutritionist, a yogi, a personal trainer or a life coach. I might share tips and advice on this blog, but these thoughts and ideas are my own and may or may not work for you. I just hope that in reading some of the crap I’m going through, you’ll gain something close to insight…
Or you’ll just get a good cookie recipe, I’ve got a bunch of those.