Hey there! I’m Becca, a midwestern millennial with dreams bigger than my wallet. I believe in persistence—from little things like perfecting winged liner to big things like battling and recovering from an eating disorder–I’ve endured a lot in my short 25 years of life. I’m here to share the ups, the downs, and all the in-betweens. I believe in embracing uniqueness, going against the grain, being your true self, and not letting anything or anyone get in the way of living an authentic and fulfilling life. But I haven’t always felt that way.
I never pictured myself having any kind of major life crisis, yet there I was at age 24 in the middle of an intense “quarter life crisis”. I always fantasized about having the “perfect” body, the “perfect” relationships, the “perfect” apartment, basically an overall “perfect” life. But after I realized that I was knee deep in an eating disorder, I was forced to reevaluate my quest for the “perfect” life. It was then that I decided to start embracing my true self and started to discover who I really was for the first time in my life.
After attending sessions with a Therapist and a Dietitian, I learned that there was no such thing as “perfect” and that my differences from others and personality quirks made me, me. During this time of curiosity and discovery I worked (and still work) full-time as a Social Media Manager and also started attending classes part-time in order to receive a second Bachelor’s degree. But instead of the Public Relations and Communication Studies degree I earned in 2014, I decided to pursue the field of Dietetics in hopes of becoming a Registered Dietitian. I believe in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, and living a life free of diets. I believe that everyone is able have a healthy relationship with food and their body and I also believe in being goofy, laughing until you cry, and crying until you’re able to laugh.
The film has been lifted from my eyes and I now view the world in a completely different way. I’ve discovered what I’m passionate about, developed a relationship with Christ, and made friends, family, and, most importantly, myself a priority in life. I used to be so wrapped up in what I looked like that I didn’t have any brain space to think about others, let alone myself. Now, I sometimes think my friends and family might get sick of how much time I want to spend with them!
I created The Persistent Pineapple with the goal of having a place where you, the reader, can come and feel welcomed. The whole reason I chose to include the word “pineapple” in my blog (aside from being obsessed with them, myself) is because of what they represent. Warmth, friendship, and hospitality. I want to create a place online where you can come to get advice, laugh, cry, or cry from laughing so hard.
Here’s a rundown of some of the topics you can expect to read about on my blog:
- Eating disorder recovery
- Intuitive Eating
- Health at Every Size
- Mental health
- Navigating adult life
(I’ll basically write about anything under the sun, nothing’s off limits- have something you’d like me to write about? Let me know here!)
It’s not always going to be pretty, but I can promise you that it’s always going to be real.
“Nevertheless, she persisted”