Blogger of the Month: Alicia (Live Pulchritudinously)

Better late than never, hey? As usual, I’ve been super busy with dissertation stuff, work and friends. However, in a bit over a month, whether I’m ready for it or not, all this craziness will die down once my dissertation is handed in and I can breathe and get back into my blogging game.

But without further ado, meet the lovely Alicia from Live Pulchritudinously. No idea what that means? You’re not alone).

Tell us a bit about yourself.

thumbnail_IMG_3705I’m 21 years old, studying international business + Spanish at Ohio University. I live with my mom, dad, sister, bird and dog (who is the LOVE of my life). I’m from the Chicago suburbs and have lived there my whole life. I’m also vegan and love traveling!

How did you get into blogging?

I started my first blog when I was 14. I love writing but struggle to find motivation to do so. With a blog, my readers are my motivation.Seeing people comment saying they enjoyed my post or related to it is all the motivation I need to keep writing. I started writing this blog my freshman year of college to document my college experiences and my transition into veganism!

Tell us about your favorite blog post.

I think I have 2 favorite blog posts. One of mine was commemorating World Mental Health Day. I loved it because I got soo much off my chest and a lot of friends and family resonated with it and enjoyed reading about my mental health journey. One of my other favorites was about the Women’s March in Chicago, he day after Donald Trump was inaugurated. I loved this post because I felt proud to have participated in history and made my voice heard despite feeling so helpless just months prior when he was elected.

What are you doing when you’re not blogging?

I love cooking, baking, anything with food. I’m also a student so I’m trying to figure out the rest of my life. Finally I love fitness, so I spend a lot of time working out and planning for my student org CHAARG that I am the Treasurer of.

What’s the hardest part about being vegan?

Probably nonvegans ignorance and judgement or having to cook for myself most days (unless I want fries for dinner if we take out)

If you weren’t in your current major, what would you be studying?

This really hit home as I just had a sort of mental breakdown the other day from wondering if I was doing what I really wanted to be doing. I would be studying English or Math (complete opposites I know) but even if I wanted to change there are far too many classes for me to take in order to graduate at a decent time…

Where else can we find you?

Twitter || Instagram || Bloglovin’

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