elpparine
30 Somerville, MA
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My self-summary
I help manage a farm stand, selling produce and educating people about local food culture. It can be hard, dirty and exhausting work but I find it really gratifying. Finished up a grad program in nutrition this past spring - I thought at one point that I wanted to become a registered dietitian, but I just never felt comfortable in the clinical world. So now I know some stuff about some things, but I'm still looking for where I fit. I'm perpetually figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.
What I’m doing with my life
Drinking lots of tea. Lifting heavy boxes of vegetables. Writing letters to friends. Talking to lots of people, and usually enjoying it. Reading twelve books at once. Doing yoga. Lifting weights. Riding the orange line. Realizing how much I have to learn...again. Having dinner parties. Trying to be bold. Enjoying bike rides before the snow comes. Studying herbalism. Figuring out what comes next.
I’m really good at
board games
giving directions
making soup
making cake
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Tom Robbins, Natalie Angier, Leslie Marmon Silko, John O'Donohue, Augustus by John Williams, The Maytrees by Annie Dillard, House Full of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. Recently read Miranda July's novel The First Bad Man and loved it.

Recently: Diane Cluck, Sarah Vaughn, Couples Counseling, Kurt Vile, Mac Demarco, Angel Olsen, Sidney Bechet, Dionne Warwick, Future Islands, Nina Simone, Lester Young, most anything on wmbr.

Yes to good movies. Need to get to the Brattle, Kendall and Somerville theatre more often. I absolutely watch Netflix and certainly can get sucked into many a fantastic show, but I've been toying with the idea of giving it up for awhile to see if I get more done if I get off the couch. That being said, Master of None was fucking fantastic and I breezed through that with pleasure.

I've given a lot of thought to what I eat (to what we all eat!) and over the years I've experimented with different diet types - vegetarian, gluten free, paleo-ish, strictly chocolate based (ha, not really. though...). I think I've come to the conclusion that it is very easy to make yourself insane over food, sometimes with good reason given how fucked our food system/culture is, but often I think it does us a disservice to be so absolute with our beliefs to the point where eating becomes separate from one of its main purposes- to bring pleasure. So that being said, I typically eat healthfully and mindfully, but try not to get too crazy.
The six things I could never do without
good walkin' shoes
friends/family
the occasional trip to some place new
music
cozy apartment
hot beverages
I spend a lot of time thinking about
people I love
people that inspire me
food and women's health
our planet and how strange things are/will become
how to live
You should message me if
You are not taking this place too seriously, but are still genuinely open, optimistic, and willing to be surprised.

You are mostly okay with yourself.

You feel the spirit move you.
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