Welcome to The Thrive Life!

The Thrive Life

Hello there! My name is Victoria. I am 26 years old and currently hanging out in the beautiful Sunshine State, but I’m originally a Jersey Shore native (not to be confused with those fist-pumping crazies you see on TV). I love a lot of things in life: delicious food, fun adventures, acting, traveling, working with kids, staying active, iced coffee, and my Savior, Jesus Christ. Although, maybe not in that exact order. Due to all these things (and that’s just the short list), I changed my major 6 times in college, but finally ended with Elementary Education and Hospitality Management. And surprise-surprise, I’m currently home from working as a Missionary in 11 countries for the past 11 months.

Isn’t life interesting?

Hey, that's me!

Now, about The Thrive Life

Once upon a time, I was interested in the Paleo Diet. I tore up the library and went home with a few TONS of Paleo-related books. I read through a bunch of them, took copious amounts of notes, preached to my friends about my new lifestyle choice, and then didn’t know where to start [typical]. Then I got my hands on It Starts With Food by Dallas & Melissa Hartwig, which gave a perfect layout of how to jump in by using the Whole30 plan. Then there was a point where the book kept saying, “Start TODAY! Do it NOW! Get on it!” and I found myself thinking, “Yes! Okay! I’m all in!”

It Starts With Food

Next, I wanted a way to document all my healthy eats & new recipes. So of course, SOCIAL MEDIA, had dawned on me. As if I am not attached enough to my cell phone (which, I am making active steps to try to break this very unhealthy addiction and I recommend this to others), I decided Instagram was the best place to start and therefore, created my very own “instablog“. By the way, I am pretty sure I just coined that term, so you can quote me on that.

After tossing around a few names… The Thrive Life Instagram was BORN! 🙂

I chose The Thrive Life because I want to do more than just live a mediocre life. The idea of thriving can be applied to all areas of life— spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially. I believe that if we strive for more than average, if we go ALL IN, and give life our everything, we can truly thrive.

My hope is that this site can be a place for recipes, product/race reviews, activity ideas, motivation & inspiration, and the occasional life-challenging questions.



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