About Me

What is EssentiallyMel.com?

This blog is about my journey to a healthier lifestyle: body, mind, and spirit.  I believe the only way to get there is through education and of course some trial and error. You might call me a DIYer at heart but mostly I think I am an information junkie. Lucky for you, I like to share all the knowledge I gain along the way! My hope is to inspire and encourage others by sharing my own stories. Got questions or need help? Drop me a line!

Who am I?

I am Melissa aka Mel for short, the writer behind this blog. I live in the Charlotte, NC area with my awesome daughter and talented, handsome boyfriend. Occasionally, his beautiful college student daughter graces us with her presence making us a fun, blended family. We can’t forget the three fur babies that live here as well or should I say run this place 🙂  My formal education includes a bachelors degree in art with a concentration in photography so I have been taking pictures for a long time. Photography feeds my soul if I let it. My boyfriend also likes to take pictures! Hop on over to his personal photography site Raw Shots Photo to see his work! Whenever we have a free moment, we are running off on excursions to explore and take pictures of beautiful scenery. Check over HERE to see our latest trip!

My life is constantly changing which keeps things interesting to say the least. Through an odd turn of events over a year ago now I found myself working for a green cleaning company thus began my “green” education. Read about that HERE!

6 fun things about me:

  1. I love to laugh!
  2. I love polka dots and pink.
  3. I truly believe everything happens for a reason! No seriously!
  4. I enjoy working with layout and design on my projects and I really love playing with fonts and colors.
  5. My boyfriend and I met on match.com. It works <3
  6. I am obsessed with buying organizing products.

I look forward to sharing my journey with you!

Until next time,

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