About Erica

Hey there, I’m Erica.

I’m a proud Jersey girl, born and raised. After a few years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with my partner, Gustavo, we recently moved to Philadelphia, PA (though I still have my sights on Jersey).

erica.blog has evolved over the years. In the archives, you’ll find creative writing snippets, 365 photography challenges, documentation of my global travels, and, above all, snapshots of me as I’ve grown in the decade that I’ve had this blog.

These days, I write about my main hobbies: travel, reading, exploring my new city (and eating good food), and fitness/health. I work in technology and have finally started to pair my passion for languages (I speak French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish) with a desire to learn how to speak to computers (currently focusing on python programming).

Offline, I love to read. I’m also a big fan of meditation and received my yoga teacher training at the Om Factory School of Yoga in 2015. While I no longer actively teach yoga, I do incorporate a daily practice into my lifestyle as a way to improve my powerlifting and I even spent a few years as a competitive Crossfit athlete. I also have my Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification, all of which ties into my passions around health – both mental and physical – and self-care.

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