WHERE IT ALL STARTED
Hi, I’m Jordan, but you can call me Jordo. My nickname started in early college when I worked a summer job as a camp counselor down in Southwest Texas. This was pivotal — not the name change, but the time in my life. When I moved away from home, I did my best to be “healthy” but had a very tainted view of what that meant. I gained a ton of weight (and then lost it), hated exercise (and then loved it), and thought the only nutritious foods were vegetables (not true). I thought “healthy” was a quick fix, an expensive hobby, and something completely unattainable. But the truth is that I believed so many lies about what it means to be healthy.
My philosophy has evolved into pursuing wellness every day.
Choosing wellness is an active process of learning and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness includes many dimensions; I emphasize physical, mental, spiritual, relational, and emotional health. It is having the courage and confidence to make a small step today that will help you accomplish what you set your mind to. It’s about staying balanced and real while you chase your dreams.
My goal is simply this: to inspire attainable & sustainable wellness.
I used to believe that to be healthy I had to be skinny & fit, buy expensive & organic foods, and spend my free time planning on how to make all of this work. While those strategies aren’t necessarily bad, they didn’t work for me. As someone who was a college student and who now works full-time for a nonprofit organization, I have to ball on a budget. This means I focus on high-quality and affordable strategies for lifelong wellness. Moving towards wellness goals means putting in hard work. It doesn’t have to happen all at once, but can be small steps that happen every day. The best strategies are the ones you can use through many seasons of your life.
What you will find here
You’re going to find a little bit of everything. From recipes, to training tips, to fun things to build community, and everything in between. This blog focuses on my attempt to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle while working, traveling, building community, resting, and taking advantage of the opportunities thrown my way.
Most of my content centers around recipes, lifestyle, and wellness. I am a self-taught cook, and while I love to eat good food, I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen. You’ll find that most of my recipes are quick, easy, and nutritious. I strive to fuel up to gear towards my active lifestyle. I’m a wilderness guide, athlete, and generally always on the move, so you’ll find plenty of posts about fitness. I share about how I started running, race reports, and other training tips. You’ll also find general lifestyle posts about what I’ve been learning, adventures, celebrations, and what I’ve been loving lately. The goal of this blog is to share strategies for attainable & sustainable wellness.
This space is for people who are willing to learn, encourage, and grow. This community is committed to the pursuit of wellness. Welcome to Jordo’s World and thank you for being here.