I changed my brand name. For the 5th time. No more Fruit Salad. It’s just my name now. I so dearly loved the name Fruit Salad and everything it represented, but it was difficult to find me by searching “Fruit Salad.” The feedback I got was most people searched my first and last name anyway, so why not just change all my personal branding to my name? I intuitively felt a nagging desire to use my given name for my personal brand. It took my acupuncturist to tell me she thought it made sense to go by Micaela Hoo for me to go home that day after my appointment last week, draw out a few logo options, and finally land upon my new logo in a matter of hours. Read the full story of my 5th and final name change on my blog, micaelahoo.me (also linked in bio).
Much more glamorous than I feel today.
Blondes have more fun? Or girls in dresses have more fun? 🤔
Today’s feelings summed up in 3 moods: 1. I thought VSCO deleted my entire library, but then I turned my phone off and back on and all my pictures were there. 😎 2. I have nothing due for school today (I go to school online and my weekly assignments are usually do Sunday night.) 🤠 3. Golden hour on my rooftop comes in clutch or whatever the kids are saying these days (referring to “clutch”, not the first part, that is). 💫
I stan whoever designed the interior of @als_deli_sf. 💓
Thanks for all of your sweet comments and DMs on my post yesterday. This lady 🙋🏻♀️ is feeling quite loved and inspired by all of YOUR stories! The aim of my platform was and will always be to not only entertain, but also to inform and bring awareness to. It’s easy for invisible illnesses to not be taken seriously because “you don’t look sick” but I’m telling you, it’s a wild rollercoaster that never ends. The low points are just as important as the high points because if it weren’t for the lowest of the lows, how could we ever appreciate the highs? . I leave you with this picture that was truly a candid when I was feeling joyful. Fulfilled. High on life. Whatever you want to call it. I was spending the day in San Francisco with my mom. I had just heard @jengotch speak at @theassemblysf and we were walking around The Mission. One of my fly buttons is undone and that’s what I love about it: a perfectly imperfect happy moment in time. I made a Story about things I do to make myself feel better when I’m feeling down. Tell me one thing you do to make yourself feel better when you’re feeling down in the comments!
Having a rough day. . For the past few weeks, I haven’t been feeling myself. I’ve been dizzy, lightheaded, fatigued, bloated, stomach ache-y, and with this weird metal taste in my mouth that never goes away. I get all of these symptoms often, but they come and go and I can usually regulate them by sticking to my strict banana diet and keeping my work and social activity on the DL. It just seems like lately, I can’t shake any of these feelings. I’m so fatigued, but even if I get a lot of sleep, I still feel tired. I’m now learning the major difference between fatigue vs. tiredness. I haven’t had a good workout in longer than I can remember and that gets me discouraged. . I had a disheartening visit with my nutritionist yesterday for a full food panel skin prick retest and I tested positive for almost as many foods as I tested positive for the first time I went to see my nutritionist 5 years ago. I even tested positive for bananas and cabbage (the sauerkraut I’d been eating). . I asked my nutritionist her opinion of me getting colonics and she strongly advised against it. With the fragile state of my digestion, it would do more harm than good. I didn’t tell her I already went and had two colonics on my own last month. (I’m going to tell her later this week. I just wanted to do more research about the dangers of colonics on my own first.) I think this is why I’ve been feeling so off. I think I messed up the ratio of good to bad bacteria in my gut more than it already was. I was only trying to help myself, but I wish I never got one, never mind two. . My nutritionist suspects I have a gene mutation that inhibits the processing of a certain protein which is why literally everything I eat irritates me right now. I’m working on finding a gut microbiome specialist whose concentration is food allergies. I still don’t know if what I have is an allergy or chronic illness, but one thing that’s solid in my intuition is that I’m going to get a diagnosis and get better. But today, I’m allowing myself to feel sorry for myself and have a good cry.
If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I have severe gut issues. A lot of people ask me what I eat (spoiler alert: I eat over 20 bananas a day), so I filmed a What I Eat in a Day video that’s now live! Link in bio. 🍌