Who am I?
The name’s Cally and I am an aspiring writer who suffers from eczema and topical steroid withdrawal. To help distract myself from the ever-present itch, I like to write about whatever comes to mind especially if it relates back to eczema and/or my life. As eczema forced me to traverse away from the beaten path and my detailed career plans, I am constantly reinventing my story.
My mission is to help provide evidence-based research, health literacy, and community health and wellness to as many people as possible. The overarching goal is to help people create their most wholesome lives and learning how to do so in entertaining ways.
For those who like the pedigree:
- BA in Biology, Swarthmore College, 2014
- Certified Bone Builders Leader, Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, 2016
- 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher through CorePower Yoga, 2016
- Master of Science in Health Sciences, MGH Institute of Health Professions, 2018
- Information Specialist for FemFusion Fitness (2018- )
Still curious about me and my life outside of eczema?
- I am married to a lovable Montana mountain man (since January of 2017) and we have a daughter (born summer 2018).
- I am trying to become fluent in French so I can raise my baby girl to be multilingual. My husband is doing the same, but with Spanish, and then we plan to teach one another. Any advice on raising a polyglot is welcome.
- I am a flâneuse and so I love to go on adventures by foot (though wandering for hours in all weather can be tough because of the eczema). I like walking through towns, or through the woods, but I am known to traverse the miles in between suburbs as well, lost in my own thoughts.
- I very much love nature: from the new growth and colors of spring to the harvest and festival feels of fall. My favorite color is green and I love growing things. My most prized plant is my magnolia tree seedling, though my goal is to grow a field of marshmallow.
- I love watching horror movies (and apparently I’ve developed decent taste in the genre, as discovered by having similar preferences/thoughts on movies as do critics) but I am unorthodox in my interest because I also hate being exposed to jump scares, gore, violence, and scary uncanny faces/movements. If you are interested in some recommendations, contact me.
- My love for libraries is unparalleled. I thank them for their shaping of me into who I am today. I also have an overcommitting problem in that I love to get books from the library, but too many to finish before they are due back (even after multiple renewals). I will probably mention libraries a lot, from my adventures in them to why we need to keep them around.