Staying True to Yourself

September 26, 2013

Hi everybody, it’s been a while! I’ll keep this short.

I’m hosting a fundraiser in a few days for a Fruit Run 5K and I’m simultaneously super excited and super scared!

Initially the fundraiser was going to be a banana split stand. Yup, banana and ice cream and chocolate — as in dairy, which is a food group I intensely disagree with. I told myself “look at the big picture”. That I should ignore that it’s dairy and raise money for an event that will help make fruits and vegetables accessible. I felt completely ashamed when one of my fruit friends asked me what the fundraiser was, and that feeling isn’t healthy.


We changed our plans at the last minute, and now Ritam (my partner) and I will be selling one-ingredient ice cream, that ingredient being bananas. I’m staying true to myself and I have so much energy because of it, and my enthusiasm for what I’m selling is genuine.

If I’m capable of giving life advice, don’t settle because “the big picture” is asking you to. Make the big picture settle with what makes you happy, because the result is going to be so much healthier. In my case, figuratively and literally!

See you soon,


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