If you’re a new-ish reader, HI! I started 30-something Therapy in 2011 when I retired (and happily deleted!) a ten-year old blog. I’m playing along with blogger Angelica from Gardening in High Heels in the Blogger, May I? month of blogging.


So if you are new here, I’m Mel from Pittsburgh. I moved here five years ago from Cleveland. Obviously, I’m a 30-something (hence the title, which I’ll get into in another post prompt this month). I blog about health and wellness mostly, with a new-found love of running. I played roller derby for four-point-five years and retired this past September because of a new job, finishing my last year in school and, frankly, burnout.

More about me (and what I blog about): I drink coffee every day. I’m gluten-free and nightshade-free. I have a serious crush on maple syrup (and a little trouble in the sweet tooth area). I hope to read 52 books this year. I read mostly non-fiction (and a lot of school textbooks). I run, I do CrossFit, I practice yoga… I’m learning how to meditate. I’d like to get back into spinning. I listen to podcasts. I walk to work. I work for a non-profit. I go to school full-time. Three rescue cats lovingly found their way into my home. My boyfriend and I have been together for six years. And we have a really old rowhouse. I love camping. I don’t mind winter! I really just like being outside and being active. And I’m a sucker for a good traveling adventure.

That's me. Walking to work. Listening to podcast. Loving winter!

That’s me. Walking to work. Listening to podcast. Loving winter!

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  • Thanks so much for playing along this month! I marvel every time you mention roller derby. I’d love to try, but I’m pretty sure my record of never breaking a bone would be over. Looking forward to getting to know you more this month 🙂

  • I had to google nightshades — I’m learning something new today! I had no idea about that group of foods. Tomatoes and bell peppers are basically my favorite things ever (especially raw) so that allergy would be killer for me. I’ve always been fascinated by roller derby girls. You guys are so badass. I’d never have the guts to play but I sure would love to watch.

    And thanks for linking! I’m your neighbor to the south in Wheeling! I found Angelica recently and am hoping that I can make more connections with bloggers in the greater Wheeling/Pittsburgh area. So nice to have found you!

    • It’s nice to meet you, Katy!!!