As promised, this week's blog comes courtesy of my dear friend Macie Berlin. She will be popping in from time to time to share some awesome content, along with a few personal stories about me in an effort to help you all get to know me better.
I told her she had free reign to write whatever she felt would be of value to all of you. I hope you enjoy:
Next week's blog will delve into dating and how Jesse was almost a Reality T.V. star.
Macie is your average Feminist Studies and Exercise and Sports Science major from UCSB. By average, she means she's a walking contradiction. She loves all things sports and competition, and she is also a passionate philanthropist and activist. Most important, she is a nerd at heart. Macie coaches and runs character development programs from high school girls soccer players, and she continuously pursues her favorite activity - writing. Macie's various, but important passions include her non-profit organization, H.E.E.A.L. (Hope through Exercise, Energy, and Art for Life), which serves to fund other organizations who promote and provide exercise and art outlets (www.heealsb.org). They also include her podcast, Dropping the F Bomb (www.droppingthefbomb.org), which delves into modern-day feminism with a little bit of an attitude, and her blog, Lifestyle of the Torn and Triad, which follows her journey through her 3rd knee surgery in her 20s (http://lifestyleofthetornandtriad.weebly.com/blog). Macie will also be starting as a contributor for Elite Daily (www.elitedaily.com).
I hope you enjoyed Macie's blog. Please let us (Macie and I) both know what you think in the comments below. I'm looking forward to reading part 2 next week. :)
The below photos are two of my fav's of Macie and I. The first one is the one that if you asked either of us what photo best describes our friendship, we would both say "the one at the bowling alley."