WELCOME TO MY WRITING HOME
Last year I took a scary and risky leap in my career. I quit my day job and launched into working for myself under Summit Nutrition Strategy. Summit Nutrition Strategy is my consulting business where I work with outdoor businesses and organization to invigorate active lifestyles with turn-key nutrition programs that drive positive change in the food system and individuals health.
It has been a process so far in both discovering what works and where my unique skills as both a strategic marketer and dietitian nutritionist have the most impact. And like so many things, learning, growing, and adapting has been the welcomed process. I should say mostly welcomed because at times the process leads me to a black hole of self-doubt. Recovering from a head injury didn’t do much to move the process along this past year, but, it did force me to slow down some of my reckless enthusiasm and focus on what I could do.
I have worked on wonderful projects to date and reconnected with former colleagues while also meeting tons of amazing new people doing good work that I enjoy supporting through my special skill set. Through the work I have done so far have discovered what and who lights me up. Humans are amazing. So many want to improve and do something better by putting good food and knowledge out into the world. Those are the people for me. As my favorite quote by Jack Kerouac says “……because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…”
My work has to draw me in for more than money. While I have a family to support and money is needed, it isn’t what drives me to do my work. It is rather the people and impact that draws me from the trails, snow-filled peaks, and river walks to sit down and get’er done. My time outside informs my good work for certain but, at some point, I must sit and write. Writing also pulls me inward. Whether I am writing about my own projects our writing reports, articles, and insights to share with a new client, it is writing that I love.
It isn’t just writing for myself that lights me up, although that is how I sort things out. It is the opportunity to share insights, knowledge, and stories that resonate with others that keeps me wanting to write more.
So if you have visited this blog in the last year, you will notice a change BACK to what it was before I went into business for myself, a home for sharing insights, knowledge, and stories. It is nothing more than that. I have shifted my consulting business to its rightful own home at Summit Nutrition Strategy. Like everything, it is a work in progress. So, if you visit it today it will provide you with a general idea of how we might be able to write stories of business and athletism together.
Until then, welcome to the home of Tara Dell Tells where I will share stories about food, family, and my personal human-powered adventures.