Month: February 2017

Curiosity killed the cat – Or in this case, saved my health.

Hi All!

It’s been a while.

Approximately 6 months since I last did a blog post in fact.

And while many things have stayed constant in my life over the past few months, I like to think that there have been a few positive changes as well.

This week in our BCM212 lecture we were asked to reflect on where curiosity has led us in terms of learning, and the first thing I thought of was my health. Before you roll your eyes and tune out, this is not a blog post where I brag about my vast health improvements – as much as I would like to brag, I know that it’s not what people want to hear.

Being that last year was my first year of Uni and I spent that first year on campus, my health pretty much went down the drain – which is pretty typical of first year students living away from home. My new found independence lead to some poor decisions and several kilograms gained, and it took me a year to realise that enough was enough.

My curiosity essentially led the charge, taking me to various health websites and all of the food documentaries that Netflix has to offer. I learned so much about the food industry and the misinformation that is perpetuated and believed by the public. And while I would like to share all of that information with you, that is not really the point of this post so I encourage you to find out for yourself.

To sum up, my health has improved and I’m finally back to where I started, for now anyway. I’ve learned that curiosity is a powerful tool that allows us to absorb information and perhaps find new passions.

If it weren’t for that burst of curiosity all of those months ago, my chubby, miserable alter-ego would probably still be here.

And I’m so glad she’s gone.