About

Oh, hayyy! I’m Rachel Wilkerson and this is my blog.

What’s this blog about? Well, it’s a blog about getting it. As Elizabeth Taylor once said, “It’s not the having; it’s the getting.”

It’s about getting the things I love: good real food, social media and technology, healthy relationships & sexproducts I never knew I always wanted, and workouts that make mey say “Oh!” It’s about getting the joke, getting the guy, getting everything you’ve ever wanted.

It’s about owning it – not asking for permission, not seeking approval, and not feeling so damn guilty all the time. It’s about saying “Sorry I’m not sorry” for who you are, what you do, and what you want.

I love life and I love learning lessons — those moments when a light bulb goes off and suddenly everything makes sense. It might be a new way to motivate myself to work out or it might be a new gadget I can’t live without. I figure that if those lessons help me, they could help other people too. I like being the girl people can trust to give them a straight, no-BS answer. Yes, you should buy a Magic Bullet. No, you should not gobble diet pills in an effort to get a boyfriend. You should totally fly across the country when you think you’re in love with a guy you’ve never actually met in person. Stuff like that. Those lessons are what I love sharing and what I share here.

It’s about being ridiculous…without being ridiculous.

It’s about leading a healthy, delicious life.

On my 25th birthday in August 2010, I moved to Houston, TX. For a guy I had just met. I really liked Houston and said guy, so now we’re engaged and living in sin with our two dogs.

I work as the social media and marketing chick for a start-up website, a panelist for U by Kotex Real Answers, and as a freelance writer and consultant.

In October 2012, I made the decision to stop updating this blog. You can catch up with me now at The House Always Wins!

 

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1 Betsy May 28, 2010 at 8:19 am

So glad I found your new blog!! I love your honesty and sense of humor and it’s such a great read!

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2 tish May 28, 2010 at 8:45 am

got yourself a new reader funny girl

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3 Tara June 14, 2010 at 2:09 am

I just now got around to reading your new Rachel Page. And I love it. I don’t mean to be so complimentary all the damn time, but I just can’t help myself. The best change is your new picture. It’s strikingly gorgeous! Really. You are definitely your own greatest PR person. It’s like you know you’re super funny, but your beauty is equally as impressive. You’re thinking, “Yeah, my Bambi eyes are big and bright, but my teeth are just as white and pearly. Yes, I have the perfect Oreo complexion and I still manage to make my hair look great. I so know you’re looking at my cleavage, but hey, I’m legitimately hilarious. And yeah, I seem sweet and really PG, but I’m totally ridiculous.” Seriously, the picture represents your blog perfectly- words are not necessary. I can’t even do my comment justice.

I’m loving the new site more and more- and seriously, this is the best picture you’ve ever posted!!

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4 healthy ashley July 29, 2010 at 6:51 am

Congrats on the change over to the new blog.. it’s so you and I love it!

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5 Erika @ Food, Fitness, & Fun August 5, 2010 at 11:10 am

Haha! I love your sense of humor! I just found your blog through A Foodie Stays Fit – Keep it up! :-)

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6 angierunner August 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Just found your blog, and I love it!

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7 Natalie August 29, 2010 at 2:33 pm

I’m a newbie here and already LOVE this blog!

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8 Kristin October 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I just found your blog throug jogger.com and Hollaback Health. Just spent the last hour gobbling up all of your hilarious posts. Can’t wait to spend the rest of the weekend catching up!

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9 Nina October 18, 2010 at 11:04 am

Wow, currently loving your blog. I found you via HerCampus and then Marie Claire again! How awesome.
And I’m still getting over the fact that you’re a former Spartan! Go Green :)

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10 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations November 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm

I love that you say your blog is about “getting it.” Seriously, that’s what it’s all about. I’m fortunate I’m finally getting it myself… that’s why I recently started my own blog.

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11 Fayza, Social Media Editor, CultureMap.com November 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Our entire office pretty much adores you right now.

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12 Andrea @ Run, Eat, Date, Sleep November 22, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Just found your blog because I was looking for Disney marathon race recaps. Great recap! Love your blog! Oh, and I just friended you on FB :)

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13 jenni bennett December 7, 2010 at 7:27 pm

Just wanted you to know that since I discovered you last week, I have literally shared your blog with everyone I know. One of my bffs is from Michigan and today I sent her my favorite stuff of yours (including the run video and the worst date parts 1&2). Your stories sounds exactly like hers – especially the one about that girl confronting you in the bar. You are absolutely hilarious and I love your posts!

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14 Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome December 12, 2010 at 11:58 am

Oh my god, this is one of the most refreshing blogs I’ve read in a very, very long time.

I don’t know the last time when I felt like saying “FINALLY” after reading someone’s blog.

So, thanks.

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15 Whitney January 6, 2011 at 7:02 am

I just found your blog and literally after the first few sentences I bookmarked it because I could not help but smile.

Great writing.

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16 J.Lynn January 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm

New stalker here! ;)

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17 Allison @ Happy Tales January 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Hey there! I LOVE your blog, and followed you back when you were training for the WDW marathon… you have inspired me to run my first full this coming spring!!!!!! Just wanted to say hello and that I can’t wait to read more of your blog… you are just too funny! And so real! i LOVE it!!!!

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18 Tammy @ Palm Trees and Manatees January 18, 2011 at 6:49 pm

What a great “About” page — I love your attitude and I love the idea of not apologizing for who you are! Awesome! Keep up the great work!
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19 Jen @ keepitsimplefoods February 18, 2011 at 11:28 am

You are so adorable!
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20 Lauren Cardarelli February 25, 2011 at 1:26 pm

So glad I came across your blog!

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21 Wanda February 28, 2011 at 11:19 am

Love your blog. So relatable and hilarious!

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22 blair March 3, 2011 at 7:25 pm

wow. you’re amazing. Thankyou. I don’t think i’ve smiled in days. :)

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23 Emilia March 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm

Hey! Just found your blog. Curious as to how you’re liking Houston– I’m originally from there and after six years in NYC, I’m ready to move back! I’m working on finding a new job (I’m a journalist, currently editing and writing for two medical research newspapers) and hoping to move by this summer. Magazines once were my passion too and NYC has sucked the life out of me too now that I’m no longer chasing that dream. And everyone here seems to think what I want now is so backwards! Sigh.

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24 Heather@girlyeverafter April 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Just found your blog and LOVE it! I admire how genuine you are!

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25 Liz @ IHeartVegetables April 25, 2011 at 11:23 am

You’re freakin awesome. I just thought you should know :)
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26 Dani @ Ok, Dani May 1, 2011 at 5:36 pm

New reader. Glad I found your blog. Off to read more.
xo
Dani
http://www.okdani.com
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27 Nicole May 28, 2011 at 9:55 am

My friend told me all about your blog and now I am hooked. I currently go to MSU and am in kkg..yayy sorostitutes!! Anyway you are beyond funny. Can’t wait to read more!!

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28 Anne Marie June 15, 2011 at 8:46 am

I LOVE YOUR SITE!!! I’m a fellow (former) Michigander and spent a lot of tim in EL. Your fourth rule may have just saved my life. I suffer more from Catholic guilt that sorority girl guilt, but none the less too many things in life make my stomach hurt, and I just want to live my life. Thanks for the insight–I am now a subscriber ;)

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29 Kelly June 30, 2011 at 8:22 am

Just found your blog…can’t wait to read more!

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30 Lauren @ Chocolate, Cheese and Wine July 14, 2011 at 10:41 am

You are absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I love your blog!
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31 Katherine September 26, 2011 at 10:13 am

I’m a new blogger and MSU sorostitute too! So excited to read your blog :)

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32 Michelle December 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I love your blog and your tone of writing.

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33 Samantha January 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Great Blog. So glad I found you.

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34 Kate January 27, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Just came across your blog that was mentioned on another blog (yes, I am a blog stalker) and CAN NOT wait to start reading. I have already determined you’re awesome :)

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35 Renee March 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

I love everything about your blog. Your sense of humor about all of life’s situations is refreshing. I also love the fact you just said NO way to a career that didn’t make you happy. I want the nerve to do that! So I nominated you for a versatile blogger award since your blog is fun with some variety! http://bendiful.wordpress.com/2012/03/19/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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36 LolaNY May 1, 2012 at 9:06 pm

talk about getting it! u articulate so many truths and often ignored realities, its amazing. Such an enjoyable read :)

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37 Aub July 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm

You are saving my life and I mean it. I’ll be a senior in college and so much of your experiences mirror my own or resonate deeply. “Thou shalt own it” has brought me back to myself and back to reality. I just want to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

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