It took a while! I’ve always loved eating food and being a gastrotourist, but I never thought I would quit my stable job as a night shift hospital pharmacist to become a content creator. My blog started out as a hobby and I just wrote about how I fueled myself while juggling shift work and motherhood. After four years of growing Nom Nom Paleo while working night shifts at the hospital, I finally realized that creating healthy recipes and sharing them with the world lit me up like nothing else. That’s when I decided to turn my side hustle into my main hustle!
My parents. Even though I was afraid to disappoint them by quitting my reliable pharmacy job, I realized that my immigrant parents didn’t work so hard and risk so much so that my sister and I could live without actually experiencing life. They wanted the best for me, and sometimes, the best is to be a risk-taker like them—to sacrifice everything so you can write cookbooks, create recipes, and post cooking tutorials on Instagram.
Not really. There have definitely been setbacks, but I just take everything day by day. No one is going to care about my business as much as I do so I work relentlessly on making Nom Nom Paleo better. I want to set a good example for my kids and show them that it’s important to take risks and pursue purpose-driven work.
Hopefully, a positive and delicious one! I want to inspire people to take control of their health and wellness by being aware of how certain foods affect them. Once you know, you can do something about it!
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