I did enjoy the classes I taught, my students, and my clients. So thank you all for showing your interest in the health benefits of a plant based diet. Simon and I still eat this way, it has become a part of our lives. Our healthy plant based food will definitely be a big part of my blog.
I have updated my website to just include my blog and a bit about me. Here is what I have recently updated in the About Me section of the site which explains the changes a bit and my plans for 2016 if you are interested in the details:
A Bit About Me...
My name is Jennifer Arnold Parsley. I am 43 years old, I just moved to Memphis, Tennessee with my wonderful husband Simon, our boxer mutt Riley, and our cat Basil.
I quit my job after 18 years working in the chemical industry. I have a chemical engineering degree and an MBA, I did everything from engineering to marketing and, in the end, completely burned out from working 18 years in an industry / career that was certainly never a passion of mine. It was all about a paycheck and security. I may have enjoyed some positions or parts of different things, but overall it was a struggle. It took me many years and a lot of introspection to discover what my true passions in life are. I can now confidently say that they are: Healthy Plant Based Cooking & Eating / Music (especially The Blues) / Spiritual Growth.
I quit the corporate grind in January of 2013. Simon & I were engaged two weeks later! I spent most of 2013 planning our beautiful wedding in a castle in Scotland. We were married in February of 2014. I started a little business called Jennifer Parsley Nutritional Healing in April of 2014. I taught a lot of classes about the health benefits of a plant based diet, did some cooking classes, had some fun. Overall, it felt like teaching this information was an uphill battle and most people aren't ready for the message.
So, onward and upward with what feels right for 2016. We just moved to Memphis because we chose to. It wasn't a job transfer or necessity. We chose to design the lives we really want to live and not just live based on what a job or society was telling us to do. We chose to go live in a fun, cool city while we are still young enough to enjoy it. We absolutely love it here. We downsized into a smaller home for the two of us and our pets. We are lovingly restoring our 105 year old home in the Cooper-Young district of Memphis, a cool up and coming neighborhood with all sorts of fun restaurants, bars, shops, and a great yoga studio all within a few blocks of our home. Simon & I are both signed up for unlimited yoga, we walk to class two blocks away.
So, life is good and I have decided to give up the plant based nutrition gig. For now, I will blog about life in Memphis and incorporating my passions into my life and having lots of FUN while doing it. In the New Year, I am even going to look into getting a job at Graceland because I would LOVE to listen to Elvis music all day long, tell excited tourists from around the world about his life, and get paid for it. Who knows where it may lead. I am just enjoying life and seeing where it takes me.
Come join me for the ride by checking out my blog. Peace, Love & Blues my friends.