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 27 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, the “perfect” career, 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 perfection. 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.
One of my favorite authors Brené Brown calls this time of “crisis” an “unraveling”-
“a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live, not the one you’re supposed to live” (The Gifts of Imperfection)
This unraveling has shown (and continues to show) me what I really, truly want for my life, my career, and my future. I’ve stopped listening to the doubtful and disheartening voices and started listening to the helpful and encouraging ones. I started turning my can’ts into cans and my dreams into plans.
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:
- Navigating adult life
- Book reviews
- Video game reviews
- Social media tips & tricks
- Mental health
(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”