Who’s the author?
I’m Sally Parrott Ashbrook. I’m a Southern girl in my late 20s. In 1999, I started significant work with low-income, minority communities while I was in college. In 2002-2003 (my senior year of college and first year out of college), I had ovarian cancer. In 2005, I met the man who would become my wonderful husband. I also (not coincidentally) started straightening out my financial life that year. And I took a job that I usually find really cool at a large housing nonprofit in the Atlanta area. In 2006, my husband and I finished paying off all debts we had other than student loans. I lost a bit of weight as well. I also began taking very seriously the responsibility for us to take care of this planet we call home. At the beginning of 2007, I committed to taking care of my body through a gradual, long-term, realistic process of eating right and exercising. In the summer of 2007, I started a simplicity circle that is helping me on a path to being more the person I want to be. That same summer, I learned that I am horribly allergic to various environmental elements and that I have pretty bad allergies to gluten, cow dairy, soy, tomatoes, eggs, oysters, crab, white vinegar, and probably a few other foods. In fall of 2007 I learned that I am actually also gluten and casein (dairy) intolerant. (They tear up my body.) I’m trying to incorporate all of these elements and more into a life that expresses joy and contentment–to run with what life has to offer me—but not take too much—and to keep giving as well.
How can I contact you?
You can email me at sally dot parrott at gmail dot com.
You can also leave comments on my blog, of course. I love me some comments.
Why is the title of your blog ‘Aprovechar’?
To understand the origin of my blog’s name, I suggest you read my first post.