My name is Amna and I like food.
….Not the best introduction? Alright, allow me to elaborate.
My name is Amna Haq and I am a recent college graduate.
Though I spent my four years in college preparing rigorously for a career in Dental Medicine (yay for teeth-pulling instruments, x-rays and root canals galore!), my passion for the integration between nutrition + health + science has finally gained dominance over my socially-driven fervency to become a DMD (AKA doctor=”make my family proud and society respect me” type-of-mentality…. though no denying that this is a great field, for those willing to pursue it).
So here I am now, ready to take my next steps into the world of Nutrition and Dietetics (next steps: to attend graduate school for an MS degree and to become a Registered Dietitian). This blog will (mostly) be an outlet for me to share my perspective, musings and sentiments regarding food and health while also following my journey as I become an RD.
I do believe that the source of most, if not all, diseases stems from eating; the types of foods we put into our bodies, the quality of the food, the nutrient density, etc. I am a fervent believer in “Preventative Medicine” and through the knowledge and insight that I will inevitably gain during this journey, I aspire to educate and encourage others to live, eat and BE healthy as well.
As a future Registered Dietitian, I aspire to be defined by a myriad of roles, not just a dietitian but also a teacher, helper, traveler, student, writer and researcher. I hope to continue to grow in my own skills and become a part of the new generation of inspiring and influential leaders in the field. I am comforted to know that I’ve come to discover a field where I can completely display my enthusiasm, expertise and capabilities.
Sooo, my name is Amna and I do
like love food! And if I know that what I am eating or drinking is benefiting my well-being, nourishing my body and pleasing my taste buds all at the same time, then all the better!
But, what does this have to do with the title of this blog, you ask??
Well, if my personality/writing hasn’t given any indication yet, I do enjoy a good pun, and if it involves fairy tales and food/health (yes, thyme qualifies as both), then Once Upon A Thyme seems to be a pretty accurate title of this blog.
I have other interests/passions/experiences/thoughts that I think you all would love to see/hear about as well (don’t pretend, you know you do!) 😉
So, be prepared for plenty of posts regarding:
Health, Nutrition, and Food (Because these three always go hand in hand):
The delicious foods for the soul:
And the delicious foods for the body:
Wanderlust-ing it up (I mean, traveling):
And photographing/living life:
Well, there you have it. That should be a suffice enough introduction (tried to keep it concise but pictures are my weakness!). Till next time!