Instagram has allowed me to make connections with people who share my passions and my aesthetic. My first insta friend was Crystal, we share a passion for juicing, food & our dogs. After I bribed her with some homemade jam we’ve been buddies ever since lol.
It was her that introduced me to an fb group that allowed me to meet more like minded individuals. The group was Juicing101 with Steven Robalino; through this group I met some wonderful juicers: Steven (Robalino himself), Emily, & Donna Dee. Following these people on Instagram, seeing their lives & emotions through pictures and then reading their thoughts on their fb pages has given me a glimpse inside of who they are.
I got the opportunity to meet my insta friends one trip to NYC and over juice, then cocktails, Crystal, Emily & myself had a wonderful girl chat. Emily stayed with myself and another bermy friend that weekend. Teaching me her killer kale salad & dressing, & making us yummy fresh almond milk.
Emily, Steven & Donna are all raw vegans and meeting them opened my eyes to the power of raw food. That trip to NYC with its juice bars, new friends, access to good healthy food, movie night at The Water Well, & yoga with Emily at the Integral Yoga Center was life changing. I had an epiphany regarding my diet & who I wanted to be. I started changing at the end of last year; beginning with meatless Mondays, then moving to meatless Monday – Friday, and with the new year meatless January. It all began thru IG pics – giving me inspiration from new friends & influences & by making me accountable for the food I put on my plate.
This is a pic of movie night at The Water Well (left to right: Mousse, Emily, Steven, myself & Donna. Not pictured, my girl Crystal).