Hello there! My name is Megan.
I am a lover of cats and avocado toast. I am the head photographer and content writer here at Meg ‘n Matcha. Here, I write about wellness, mindfulness, (mostly) healthy food, and how to live a more balanced life. Allow me to introduce myself!
I’m 24 and I am from just outside the Milwaukee Metro area. I grew up in a very small town in Wisconsin. Wisconsin holds an incredibly dear place in my heart. It truly does have its very own culture, which I really love. I love how things that are as simple as Brewer games, Summerfest, and classic Wisconsin foods can bring an incredibly diverse group of people together. Although I don’t drink beer or eat brats, I definitely indulge in my fair share of cheese curds, frozen custard, cream puffs, and Kringle once in a while. And I’ll even watch a Packer game if it happens to be on!
After I graduated high school, I moved to Bloomington, Indiana for college (go Hoosiers!). I got my Bachelor of Music degree in oboe performance at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. I’m so thankful for my time at IU and the friends I made there, the cat I adopted (his name is Ezra!), and the wonderful teachers I got the opportunity to work with. And I’m so grateful for the town of Bloomington! Seriously one of the most wonderful little towns with a vibrant community and incredible food. So much amazing food. Gosh, I miss all of Bloomington’s food!
In 2018 I moved to Cleveland, Ohio for graduate school. I received my Master of Music degree in May 2020 from the Cleveland Institute of Music. In Cleveland, I finished school, worked in and quit retail, became a barista, adopted another cat (Julian!), and started my blog.
The Story of the Blog
Around March of 2017, I decided to change my life. After struggling with a chronic gut infection, PCOS, and insulin resistance for over five years, I knew I had to do something to improve my health. My plan at first was to lose weight, but I have now completely changed my lifestyle. I learn the basics of nutrition, to view movement as an act of love rather than a punishment, and discovered my love for creating nourishing meals. I learned the value wellness and self-care, and I want to share my journey with my readers. I’ve struggled with my weight literally since birth and, honestly, still do. But holistic wellness involves more than the physical body. It’s all about treating your mind, body, and spirit with care and respect. And anyone can learn to do that!
I’ve been an avid writer my whole life (the 200+ page book I wrote when I was 13 says a lot!), so starting a blog just felt natural. This blog exists so I can share my life and passions with my readers. I also want to show people that health and wellness is for everyone, not just people that wear Lululemon and always have a green smoothie. Making wellness an inclusive space is my ultimate goal.
Thanks for visiting my little baby blog and making it this far! I’m excited for you to read my content and get to know me. And I’m excited to get to know you all too! Let’s be friends.