A Christmas Greeting & Announcement

family-3Merry Christmas friends!

Every year, I contemplate sending out Christmas cards, and every year I wait until it’s too late. So this year, I figured why not just post a Christmas greeting here.

Please read to the end of this post for an exciting announcement!

This year has been such a whirlwind.

This time last Christmas, we were just getting to know our new baby, Mr. Chow.


Now, he’s a full-fledged member of the family and we recently celebrated his fourth birthday.


This September the BF took me on my very first trip to Europe.


Earlier this year, we ran a 5K and both dropped our times by about two minutes!


In April, I revamped the blog…

…and in October I quadrupled my traffic!

And finally, the biggest announcement of this year, the BF and I decided…


…to buy a new couch!

Oh yeah, and I’m going back to school.


Wait, is that the first time I’ve mentioned that?!

Yep. Starting Spring 2014, I’ll begin taking the pre-requisites I need to pursue a Masters in Nutrition and start a Coordinated Dietetics program. The long term goal is to become a Registered Dietician.

I’ve known this for quite sometime actually. In September, I went from working at SheKnows full time to freelancing part time and focusing on the blog, while I prepared to begin school. I was hesitant to talk about it before though because I felt like it wasn’t “real” until I was actually enrolled and taking classes.

But I can’t keep it in any longer!

For everyone who enjoys the celebrity content on this site, don’t worry. I will still be living and dieting in L.A. and I will still be reporting on celebrities and entertainment on this blog and for other outlets. I’m just re-focusing the subject of my writing to reflect the things I’m passionate about (whether Justin Bieber is retiring or not is not one of them).

I’m nervous about how long and arduous this journey will be (probably over 4 years), but I’m also extremely excited.


I plan on bringing you all along with me every step of the way! Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with any Chemistry :)

Wish me luck!

I hope you all are having a wonderful holiday season and are excited to begin a new year.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

*This post is linked to Spill it Sundays for its intrusive nature ;)

Weigh In: What was your most memorable moment of 2013?


  1. OMG I THOUGHT IT WAS some… OTHER NEWS and I about fainted and then almost got offended that I didn’t at least get a text, BAH HA HA!!

    You already know my thoughts on ALL OF THIS – I cannot wait to go through the process with you, without actually earning my RD – LOL – You know all of this stuff is my LIFE :) I will help in any way that I can! :D

    xoxo – Merry XMAS!!!
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    • Whitney English says:

      I knew you would :) Of course you’d get a text!

      I appreciate your help with this…I’ll need it!

      Merry Christmas to you too! xoxo

  2. So pumped and excited for this new journey your taking- Merry Christmas buddy!
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  3. Congrats, Whitney, that’s huge!
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  4. Oh my goodness! Congrats girl! I can’t wait to follow along on your journey to becoming an RD! :) Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life recently posted…Christmas EveMy Profile

  5. Congrats Whitney! If you ever need anything regarding RD stuff, just let me know.
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  6. Shirley Arroyo says:

    Congratulations Whitney! I am so happy for you :-) I have been thinking for awhile that being a registered dietician would be fascinating. I am counting on you to cut through all the myths and tell us all more about the realities of healthy eating. I enjoy your blog very much. Aunty Shirley

    • Whitney English says:

      Thanks Shirley! So happy to hear you’re a fan of the blog. I will be sure to keep you guys abreast of all the helpful things I learn!

  7. Congrats Whitney! That’s fantastic!

  8. That’s super exciting news about the couch!!! :) lol! Congrats on going back to school! If I had to go back and do it all over again, I’d probably choose that line of work as well. Help people BEFORE they get chronic illnesses! Awesome!
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  9. Excited for your new journey!

  10. Good luck pursuing your new degree! A few years ago, I knew my company was cutting back and I would be most likely losing my job so I dropped everything and went back to school. I’m glad I did!
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  11. Wow, that’s amazing! Congrats! What an exciting new goal :) Can’t wait to hear about it all…
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  12. LOL! I didn’t guess it either!

    You (and GiGi) will make good ones!

    I lived in the Lorraine area of France while studying cranio-facial surgery there! (Remember where the Coneheads were from, lol) It lor RAINED every day!

    Best to you in school and on the couch!
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  13. Wow those are some big changes! Good for you for going for your dream! I love your blog and I can only imagine it can get better with all the increased knowledge you’re going to learn :)
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  14. your blog e-card looks great! congrats on your decision to go back to school!
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  15. SO excited for you!!! I just quit my job to to go after what I love so I know how difficult it is to take the leap. I know it will be worth it and can’t wait to follow the journey! eeeee great things!
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  16. VERY EXCITING!!!!!! So happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  17. That’s so awesome!!! I can’t wait to follow your journey. :)

  18. Congrats on going back to school! And by the way, getting a new couch would be HUGE news at our house! I have a hard time getting new furniture right now when we can’t keep the two dogs off of it but it is definitely something we need to do! Speaking of dogs, yours is adorable! And that picture of the two of you in Paris is so beautiful it could be a post card! Thanks for sharing!
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  19. Ahhhh I’m so excited for you! It’s difficult to take a leap of faith, but so worth it in the long run (or so I hear….I’m still waiting to take mine). Definitely keep us posted!
    Erin @ The Almond Eater recently posted…These Are My [Holiday] ConfessionsMy Profile

  20. how exciting!!! I got my bachelor’s in nutrition and want to go back and get my Masters to be a dietician too! You’re definitely right in I’d be waiting forever if I tried to wait for the right time.

    Can’t wait to hear all about it!
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  21. Whitney English says:

    Thanks Pam! I might need to pick your brain about a few things :)

  22. AW YEAH! That is completely awesomely the best news ever! I’ve always wanted to be an RD or go back for holistic nutrition. It’s so great to see you make the jump. I have no fear that you will kick major ass going back to school :) Can’t wait to follow your journey!

  23. Only discovered your blog recently and I’m hooked! Congrats on your new journey! Pursuing a RD is really exciting! And Happy New Year!!
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  24. I think it is wonderful that you are pursuing your dream. It takes courage to stretch out of your comfort zone, but I have always found that it will enrich your life and the lives of countless others.
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  25. Congratulations on going back to school!!! That is really exciting news! Although we’re in the market for a new couch, so I would have been pretty happy with that one too, ha ha.

  26. I don’t know how I am just now seeing this, but CONGRATS! As a career changer to the field of dietetics myself, welcome! I’m just now completing my DPD coursework in the spring and applying to internships/grad school this year (unfortunately Arizona doesn’t have a CP otherwise I would have gone that route too). It’s extremely stressful and time consuming but it is SO worth it!
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    • Whitney English says:

      Thank you so much Kathryn! I might need to turn to you for advice at some point :) Can’t wait to read about your career journey. xoxo

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